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# 20371 23-Mar-2008 19:50
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I seriously doubt this, but are they any cards out there that will decord H.264 onboard that will work in an AGP 4x slot?

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  # 118272 23-Mar-2008 21:12
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I have a sapphire ATI HD2600 pro AGP card, I have yet to get hardware acceleration working. I haven't spent much time working on it though. But its agp 8x...



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  # 118278 23-Mar-2008 22:04
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Can you get them anywhere? Pricespy only has PciE.

Whould 4x AGP make it useless anyway?


 
 
 
 


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  # 118288 23-Mar-2008 23:30
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  # 118312 24-Mar-2008 08:36
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adamj:

Can you get them anywhere? Pricespy only has PciE.

Whould 4x AGP make it useless anyway?



THought I saw a Sapphire 2600HD in Dick Smith in Queensgate but it's not in their online catalogue. IIRC it was about $200

I picked up a Sapphire HD 2600XT (AGP 8X) when in the US over Christmas intending it to be used for H.264 acceleration. Like most projects, this card is still in the box :-(  With the DVB-T broadcasts starting might see if I can install it now.




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  # 118317 24-Mar-2008 08:59
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I've since discovered that the ATI cards choke with H.264 interlaced content under Vista and have duplicated this on 3 different machines/video cards with both 2600's and 2400's.

Since PowerDVD is the only real option for hardware acceleration under Vista at present it's hard to know if the problem is with PowerDVD's AVIVO implimentation or with the Catalyst drivers. ATI tech support weren't interested so I've dumped that card and moved to NVidia.

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  # 118318 24-Mar-2008 09:00
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If you have AGP 4x I doubt the rest of your system is up to playing back HD content.

You will need to find an 8x card that is backward compatible to 4x.




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  # 118379 24-Mar-2008 15:34
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sbiddle: I've since discovered that the ATI cards choke with H.264 interlaced content under Vista and have duplicated this on 3 different machines/video cards with both 2600's and 2400's.

Since PowerDVD is the only real option for hardware acceleration under Vista at present it's hard to know if the problem is with PowerDVD's AVIVO implimentation or with the Catalyst drivers. ATI tech support weren't interested so I've dumped that card and moved to NVidia.


What about under XP?  I must install my HD2600 XT card and and PowerDVD and see how it works.  I notice that Sapphire has March 10 dated drivers out there which is interesting to say the least. Maybe they have fixed the problems you have encoutered?




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  # 118381 24-Mar-2008 15:41
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lchiu7:
sbiddle: I've since discovered that the ATI cards choke with H.264 interlaced content under Vista and have duplicated this on 3 different machines/video cards with both 2600's and 2400's.

Since PowerDVD is the only real option for hardware acceleration under Vista at present it's hard to know if the problem is with PowerDVD's AVIVO implimentation or with the Catalyst drivers. ATI tech support weren't interested so I've dumped that card and moved to NVidia.


What about under XP?  I must install my HD2600 XT card and and PowerDVD and see how it works.  I notice that Sapphire has March 10 dated drivers out there which is interesting to say the least. Maybe they have fixed the problems you have encoutered?


XP was fine but I want to keep Vista on my PVR

ATI typically release drivers once per month - Catslyst 8.3 came out in early March and still suffered the same problem. I tried numerous different Catalyst drivers and it occurs with all of them. The problem could easily be with PowerDVD's AVIVO support but it's not something I'm interested in spending any more time. ATI's tech support wasn't really interested and I've now moved back to NVidia.

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  # 118401 24-Mar-2008 17:27
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@adamj - Asus N7600GS AGP 4x/8x bought last year is silent and supports H.264.  

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  # 118459 25-Mar-2008 05:20
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JKRNZ: @adamj - Asus N7600GS AGP 4x/8x bought last year is silent and supports H.264.  
...but have you actually seen it give hardware acceleration of the NZ DVB-T transmissions? I was never able get any H.264 acceleration out of my AGP 7600GS card. According to what I've read on the net, this acceleration is disabled in the AGP drivers.

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  # 118533 25-Mar-2008 13:46
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@sbiddle
Would you be kind enough to report on how the 8500GT is going? I am sure a few of us would like to use your experience before plonking down the money!

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  # 118889 26-Mar-2008 20:59
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I'm also stuck using AGP (8x) on my motherboard.  I'm running XP.  I've had a look for ATI HD2600 video cards and have found this in the US - works out about NZ$155 delivered.  This has only 256mb ram on board, would this make any difference for HDTV?

Any reason this wouldn't be a suitable card for my HTPC?

http://www.priceguidenetwork.com/computer-component/diamond-hd2600-pro-256mb-agp-retail-2600pro256a.html

Thanks,
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  # 118916 26-Mar-2008 21:42
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I think I might have a hd2600 pro (AGP) you could have for cheaper than that. I'll get back to you in 1-2 days (stupidly busy atm), if I haven't contacted you by Friday, feel free to pm me.

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# 120977 4-Apr-2008 08:52
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Hi all,

Just to follow up here, has anyone successfully obtained h.264 hardware acceleration via an AGP graphics card?

There are products available, and lots of manufacturers claims, but no one has yet to actually confirm it has worked for them.  Lots of us are in the same boat of wanting to view the new DVB-T transmissions but, for what ever reason, we're not in a position to upgrade our entire systems just yet.

Cheers.


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