Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


charley

183 posts

Master Geek


#24548 27-Jul-2008 13:59
Send private message

What's ATI's HD 4850 card like for NZ freeview terrestrial decoding? Does it perform better than the HD3870 card?

Also is the issue with changing channels from one stream to another (eg 720p to 1080i - TVNZ to TV3) resolved yet with these ati cards after the powerdvd update?
I preferr ATI's tv out to Nvidia's but wont get the ATI x.264 decoding card if it doesnt work properly with NZ freeview terrestrial.

P.s The price of the HD4850 looks very attractive at around $300.

Create new topic
charley

183 posts

Master Geek


  #153983 4-Aug-2008 12:09
Send private message

Anyone here yet that can confirm whether or not HD4850's hardware decoder works with nz hd freeview?

tia,
charley

 
 
 

Trade NZ and US shares and funds with Sharesies (affiliate link).
eXDee
4029 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #154053 4-Aug-2008 16:24
Send private message

That's an overkill card for just media applications, you'd only buy one if you're going to game too.

I'll test the samples now and post some shots of CPU usage.

edit: just did one sample, takes too long. Tried using Arcsoft totalmedia but Media Player Classic doesn't like it.

Specs:
e8500
4850
2gb ram

charley

183 posts

Master Geek


  #154334 5-Aug-2008 14:41
Send private message

Cool so it works. What pvr apps did you get the H.264 hardware decoder working in?

p.s This is my main pc which i use for games as well. Sorry for the confusion.



eXDee
4029 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #154363 5-Aug-2008 16:08
Send private message

This is my main computer, i was using Media Player Classic - Home cinema to test out the codecs. Haven't installed Mediaportal yet, but if i can get the rest of the media centre bits tonight i'll link it up to the mediacentre and try then as well.

Apparently Arcsoft's h264 codec is more ATI friendly than PowerDVD so it will be interesting to try that one out.

shermanp
349 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #154413 5-Aug-2008 18:23
Send private message

I never had any luck with the Arcsoft codec with my 3650.

However the LATEST PDVD8 codec and Catalyst 8.7 is working perfectly

charley

183 posts

Master Geek


  #158696 21-Aug-2008 14:48
Send private message

I bought myself the Sapphire Radeon HD4850 DUAL SLOT Card. The h/w h.264 decoder works good with the powerdvd 8 patch. CPU never goes above 10% when watching nz terrestrial freeview. Temps are around 45-49 degrees celcius when watching freeview and the fan is very quite. Runs max at 25%.

Arcsoft's codec with h/w acceleration enabled caused problems with channels TVNZ SPORT EXTRA, C4 and the Kordia channels. Got the green blocky look. Disable h/w accel and all channels look fine.

As for output on tv i'm currently only using composite. Looks good most of the time. The colour of faces look wierd at times. Has that blushing look. My 29" crt tv supports component so i'll get a 5m component cable. Hopefully that'l lfix that problem? Not sure what brand though? The prices vary alot. Any advice?

Would this Manhattan component cable be good enough for my setup?
http://www.computerstore.co.nz/CA-3RCA-59-5.aspx

Create new topic





News and reviews »

Synology Introduces BeeStation
Posted 23-Feb-2024 14:14


New One UI 6.1 Update Brings Galaxy AI to More Galaxy Devices
Posted 23-Feb-2024 10:50


Amazon Echo Hub Available in New Zealand
Posted 23-Feb-2024 10:40


InternetNZ Releases Internet Insights 2023
Posted 20-Feb-2024 10:31


Seagate Adds 24TB IronWolf Pro Hard Drives for Multi-user Commercial and Enterprise RAID Storage Solutions
Posted 19-Feb-2024 16:54


Seagate Skyhawk AI 24TB Elevates Edge Security Capacity and Performance
Posted 9-Feb-2024 17:18


GoPro Releases Quik Desktop App for macOS and Introduces Premium+ Subscription Tier
Posted 9-Feb-2024 17:14


Ring Introduces New Ring Battery Video Doorbell Pro
Posted 9-Feb-2024 16:51


Galaxy AI Transforms the new Galaxy S24 Series
Posted 18-Jan-2024 07:00


D-Link launches AI-Powered Aquila Pro M30 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Systems
Posted 17-Jan-2024 20:02


Newest LG 4K Lifestyle Projector Doubles as Art Objet
Posted 9-Jan-2024 15:50


More LG Smart TV Owners Set To Enjoy the Latest webOS Upgrade
Posted 9-Jan-2024 15:45


Panasonic Announces the Z95A and Z93A With Fire TV Built In
Posted 9-Jan-2024 15:30


Amazon Echo Pop Review
Posted 8-Jan-2024 14:22


Samsung Tab S9 FE Review
Posted 17-Dec-2023 08:26









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.







Backblaze unlimited backup