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Topic # 23298 24-Jun-2008 23:06
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Hey big favour! can some one help me decide which express card would work best for NZ dvb-t? Do anythem have hardware decoding so it won't stress my laptop?

I cannot tell the differences. price is not an issue for me. (its for express 54)

HC82U (Its an ATSC card????)


HC82R (I can't tell the difference between the HC81)

There is one more card that only does dvb-t should i get this? or would it be better getting a hybrid.?

Thank you

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  Reply # 140345 24-Jun-2008 23:11
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O yeah the specs of my laptop are

amd 2.0ghz turion
hd2600 mobility
rs690 chipset 

If the card decodes the dvb-t will this mean that my cpu wont be being used?

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  Reply # 140361 25-Jun-2008 06:46
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There are no cards that "decode" DVB-T. All DVB-T cards do is pass the MPEG data onto the PC for decoding.

The HD2600 probably does H.264 acceleration but ardware acceleration has never worked properly with ATI cards & Vista. There have been a few people say they have got it working but most peole have had issues.

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