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Topic # 30390 6-Feb-2009 13:47 Send private message

Hi all, since the other video card thread was such a useful resource for those of us setting up HTPC boxes for NZ Freeview, I thought I'd kick one off for those of us who have been playing with Windows 7 as I understand that some of the (older?) cards with working H264 acceleration in Vista don't work in W7.

My experience - Palitt Nvidia 9400GT w/passive cooling works like a charm.

Can others post here with what they have working in W7?

List so far:

Video Cards:

PCI-E

Nvidia
8400GS
8500GT
8600GT
8800GTS 512 (G92 core, note 8800GTS 320 & 640 have older core that doesn't support full HD acceleration)
9400GT
9500GT

TV Tuner Cards:


Hauppage
Nova 500-T (single tuner only due to W7 driver issue)
Nova T USB2 (Single DVB-T)
HVR-900 USB
HVR-900H USB
HVR-1110
HVR-1700
HVR-2200
HVR-3000
HVR-4000

Pinnacle
PC-TV 73e nanostick

NOT WORKING:

Video Cards:


ATI
HD 3200 (780G chipset)

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Reply # 194466 6-Feb-2009 13:52 Send private message

Not a video card - but my Hauppagge HVR-900H USB DVB-T is working well with Windows 7 and Media Center.






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  Reply # 194468 6-Feb-2009 14:07 Send private message

Good point - tuners are just as important. Added this to the list and updated the thread title.

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  Reply # 194555 6-Feb-2009 23:57 Send private message

hvr-900 (no H)

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  Reply # 194558 7-Feb-2009 00:11 Send private message

Fossie: hvr-900 (no H)


i have one of these also and this works fine in windows 7.




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  Reply # 194810 8-Feb-2009 21:57 Send private message

ASUS 9400GT -- seems to be working fantastically, although haven't checked CPU cycles

Hauppauge 2200 -- happily scanned both tuners on digital AND analogue
Pixelview PlayTV Pro 2 -- UPDATE is recognised, provides picture for analogue, currently no sound. Would be good to have running, as it could be dedicated to Prime.

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  Reply # 194811 8-Feb-2009 22:06 Send private message

HVR-3000 works perfect with a Asus 7600GS 256mb!!!!! on win 7



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  Reply # 194814 8-Feb-2009 22:25 Send private message

m1k30rz: HVR-3000 works perfect with a Asus 7600GS 256mb!!!!! on win 7


That for DVB-T or S (Satellite or Terrestrial)? I'm guessing no H264 acceleration on the 7600GS?

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  Reply # 194816 8-Feb-2009 22:31 Send private message

DVB-T cant test satelitte as I dont have one and plus why would you want satelite when its not HD? Umm H264, wouldnt know how you can tell because I mean the HD works perfectly with no lag so?



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  Reply # 194822 8-Feb-2009 23:00 Send private message

m1k30rz: DVB-T cant test satelitte as I dont have one and plus why would you want satelite when its not HD? Umm H264, wouldnt know how you can tell because I mean the HD works perfectly with no lag so?


What sort of processor does your machine have? Also can you check the processor usage while watching a channel - particularly TV3?

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  Reply # 194965 9-Feb-2009 19:27 Send private message

XFX 9500GT and HVR-1700 working with hardware acceleration.

Getting major pixelation on channel changes and for a few seconds after.  Although I think I prefer this to the clean but slower changes in Media Portal.

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  Reply # 194969 9-Feb-2009 19:34 Send private message

hashbrown: XFX 9500GT and HVR-1700 working with hardware acceleration.

Getting major pixelation on channel changes and for a few seconds after.  Although I think I prefer this to the clean but slower changes in Media Portal.


I kind of assumed it was deliberate, and kind of 'cool'. It's more like the channels morph into each other, terminator-styles. The channel change is lightening quick compared to anything I've seen on Vista.

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  Reply # 194983 9-Feb-2009 20:46 Send private message

Antzzz:
m1k30rz: HVR-3000 works perfect with a Asus 7600GS 256mb!!!!! on win 7


That for DVB-T or S (Satellite or Terrestrial)? I'm guessing no H264 acceleration on the 7600GS?


Think I would remove the 7600GS. Might be working but does not have full hardware accel..







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  Reply # 195042 10-Feb-2009 07:24 Send private message

limegreen:
hashbrown: XFX 9500GT and HVR-1700 working with hardware acceleration.

Getting major pixelation on channel changes and for a few seconds after.  Although I think I prefer this to the clean but slower changes in Media Portal.


I kind of assumed it was deliberate, and kind of 'cool'. It's more like the channels morph into each other, terminator-styles. The channel change is lightening quick compared to anything I've seen on Vista.


I know what you mean, it does make a cool transition effect.  On my system it often outstays it's welcome though.  Frequently the picture will clear up for 3-4 secs then a little more pixelation before everything comes right.

Tried out my onboard ATI HD 3200 (780G chipset) and it's a fail. Green blocky mess for the SD channels and even the HD channels sometimes lock up after a channel change.  The scene just continually jumps back and forward a couple of frames.  Driver update didn't fix anything,

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  Reply # 195180 10-Feb-2009 20:10 Send private message

Pinnacle Systems PC-TV 73e nanostick works fine out of the box, works in media centre without having to install anything.  (DVB-T / Analog).

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  Reply # 195260 11-Feb-2009 09:31 Send private message

Most media center info is in my sig, but here is the short list of working items

Nvidia 8600GT
Nova T 500 (Dual DVB-T)
Nova T USB2 (Single DVB-T)

CPU is Socket 939 Athlon X2 3800+ (getting old now, 5 years going on six)

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