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kiwipawl

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#20630 1-Apr-2008 15:52
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Hi All

I am looking at getting a tuner to view DVD-T on my PC (Shuttle XPC AMD3500 64bit with 1 gig of ram) do you think this card would be okay for my setup?

http://ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=346221

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  #120240 1-Apr-2008 16:07
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The card should be fine but there is a good chance your PC won't be.

If you haven't read these two threads then it would pay to before you buy anything!

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=83&TopicId=19328

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=83&TopicId=20310

If you don't have a reasonably high spec machine (ie minimum of a dual core) and a PCI video card capable of H.264 harware acceleration (min spec of an NVidia 8400) then you're not going to be able to watch DVB-T.

Apart from the hardware requirements there are also the software requirements including PowerDVD Ultra which is a virtual necessity for it's H.264 codec - this along will cost around U$99 to buy.






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