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  1. #1
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    FireWire card

    Hi guys,

    I need to get a FireWire card to connect a camcorder that I am planning to buy. Is IEEE1394 and iLink the same thing and latter being Sony's creation? Also, which one would you recommend?

    thanks,
    webtekie

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    Here's how I see it:

    Apple=Firewire
    PC=IEEE1394
    Sony=iLink

    as far as I know, there is no difference between them except the names.

    There are several cheap Firewire cards out there~US$30-40. I don't use any of them (onboard), so I really can't recommend any one over the others.

    Here is one on tigerdirect.com for $25. I have done business with tiger ~10 times and have never had any problems with them.
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    Talking

    thanks a lot

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    I was running short of PCI slots (read: used every fricken one of 'em but needed to cram a firewire port in there somewhere) and got a slick little combo card- IEEE1394, USB2 *and* 10/100BaseT LAN all in a single card! Set me back like $80 tho. works like a charm!
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