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Old January 24th, 2010, 11:17 AM
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Default Drivers for cheap DVR card Techwell TW6805A

I know, you get what you pay for, but I picked up a cheap 4 chip DVR card. I loaded the drivers from the provided disk and 8 devices (two per chip) appear in the hardware manager. However neither HS or my other video package sees these as cameras. Does anyone know of a driver that might be available for the card (no markings, although there is a fifth chip)?

Or is this another cause where I need to pull the card and add it my pile of bad ideas?

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Old January 24th, 2010, 01:36 PM
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There's a lot of information on this device when you Bing it so that would lead me to believe there should be a good driver for it somewhere. It may take a while to find it though.
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Old January 24th, 2010, 02:32 PM
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There's a lot of information on this device when you Bing it so that would lead me to believe there should be a good driver for it somewhere. It may take a while to find it though.
I've been searching there and keep coming up with driver "repair" sites that want me to download and scan my machine. Do you have any experience with these and what's the catch? Example http://www.quickpcsolutions.org/Driv...m-drivers.html

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Old January 31st, 2010, 10:20 PM
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I also bought one of the "clone" cards with 8x878 video chips on it with a center mounted PCI controller chip. I am currently using the drivers located here: http://www.camsecure.co.uk/Camsecure878Drivers.html

The drivers are 2 euros but they work great. I can get 15-20 fps from each video feed. If i use the free bt878 wdm open source drivers, I get only about 2-3 fps.
They have a version for 4 chip and 8 chip devices. Look on the bottom left of the page for the driver purchase button.
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Old December 6th, 2010, 04:40 PM
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Hi there! I had the same problem that my System did not recognise the driver for a cheap DVR Card with a TW6805A Chipset on it. I purcased it at Chinavasion.com and it worked out that some kind of soldering fluid blocked the contacts on the card so the system did not knew what kind of hardware it was and klogically ignored the driver. If you use nail polish remover to clean the contacts it will probably work perfectly well. By the way- there are a lot of sites who want you to download any kind of driver agent or so offering that it is the one for the BT6805A chipset. DO NOT TAKE THIS! It is some kind of spyware!!! Wach out!
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