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  Reply # 98202 4-Dec-2007 13:35
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Couldn't immediately see a local place that sells this card. Any pointers?




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  Reply # 98203 4-Dec-2007 13:38
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Dove do the Sapphire stuff in NZ. You could try giving them a ring to see what models they actually carry. I know Brad's store (www.pcgear.co.nz) deal with Dove so they would be able to sell you one if stock is available as Dove only sell to account holders.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 98239 4-Dec-2007 17:13
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Dove currently don't have any in stock, but they do have them on back order. They'll be here in about two weeks. They should retail for about $230inc.






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  Reply # 98241 4-Dec-2007 17:31
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I think I will risk the US purchase since it's way cheaper and if it doesn't work I can always put it in another machine that's now a PVR




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  Reply # 98977 8-Dec-2007 23:05
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I managed to playback the BBC clip smoothly on my PC using coreavc, which dosn't even have a proper graphics card (onboard geforce 6150). Athlon 64 X2 4200+ CPU and using win xp.

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  Reply # 98978 8-Dec-2007 23:11
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Is the quality ok? I know that some of the decoders do a better job then others.  




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  Reply # 98984 8-Dec-2007 23:50
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It's interlaced, so I can't really make an unbiased comment on the quality. Dosn't look as good as the 720p stuff you get from the TV scene...

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  Reply # 101111 20-Dec-2007 20:45
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rhysb:
lchiu7: I just checked my MB. Alas it seems it has a APG video slot so PCI-E is out of the question. Is the video card you mentioned?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102711

Since I plan to be in the US over Xmas might pick it up if will do H.264 acceleration under XP using the Cyberlink drivers




Yeah that's the one. I can't vouch for how it goes though, as I have PCI-E in all my machines here.



On paper it should do h.264 with no worries as it has the UVD (Unified Video Decoder) which does all the HD acceleration stuff. In fact the 2600XT is only available as a PCI-E part so Sapphire use a bridge chip that allows it to work in an AGP slot. The problem with that is you have reduced bandwidth on AGP and it looks like you need specific AGP drivers, so you can't just download the latest drivers from ATI you have to wait for Sapphire to update them for you.



I would recommend that you try to source one locally if you can, incase it doesn't actually work as expected.


Well not being able to find one locally I purchased the card from the U S(now that I am here on vacation). Total price including shipping and tax was US$127. That seems like a reasonable price. Of course I won't be able to check it until I get home and if it doesn't work then returning it is going to be a challenge




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  Reply # 101273 21-Dec-2007 17:20
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C4 is currently live on the C4 channel at present in Wellington. Video looks very very nice. I've got no audio but am not sure if that's a problem at my end or simply the fact no audio is being transmitted.

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it's the same here in Auckland sbiddle.

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  Reply # 101279 21-Dec-2007 18:30
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Can confirm Auckland. 576i H.264 with MP2 audio but audio stream appears to be blank

Got no audio on the TV3 channel which is a 1080i loop at present.

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