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Master Geek

# 18443 10-Jan-2008 17:08
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Starting to 'plan' a media center pc and came across this card:

Anyone have experience with the BlackGold brand?

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  # 104062 10-Jan-2008 19:21
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not personally but i remembered this article: which sounded refreshingly  promising regarding their customer service.

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  # 104128 10-Jan-2008 23:52
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What software are you planning to run. e.g. MS MCE, GBPV, MediaPortal etc?


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Master Geek

  # 104203 11-Jan-2008 12:28
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Yeah - I read elsewhere that their support was top notch.

Not sure at this stage which software I plan to use. I want to receive freeview over terrestrial when available and it will need to be easily configurable for me and easy to use for wifey. I will probably be putting together quite a decent computer for this, doing away with my old dvd/vcr/amp, so not too worried about cost.

I understand that Vista (or even xp) don't currently support H.264 - correct me please if I'm wrong - and the audio stream (?) will use the AAC format which also might be causing headaches at the moment too.

I guess the best thing is to wait and see when freeview starts via terrestrial and go from there (but I want to buy stuff now!!! Money mouth).

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