I've struggled with this in the past, but I have an older PC that would be perfect as a HTPC (for freeview) if only I could get a Video card that I could successfully get HW acceleration working on with freeview. My other option is build a new machine - maybe $600, or I spied a couple of cards that *should* work for $100-150 - but if they dont, then doh thats money I've basically flushed.
So, these are the two cards I'm looking at :
I'm interested to know if anyone here is using either, or even one based on the same chipset, and has it successfully working with freeview and HW acceleration.
If so, the things I'd be keen to know...
Catalyst Version in Use
Codec in Use
HTPC software being used
My PC (that I'd like to put this into) is a Gigabyte HA91 that has been a good friend to me with MCE 2005 - although I have since switched to Media Portal (for use with freeview) and so this is what I will be running on this box if I get a working HW accelerating video card.