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#27840 8-Nov-2008 03:04
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The continuation of my quest to find a laptop that plays Freeview with hardware decoding at reasonable price.

I've found information that seems to confirm the 'plays freeview list' of notebook nvidia graphic cards in another thread, 

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

but I haven't been able to find confirmation of 9xxx series. Specifically the notebook 9600m-gt which should play freeview ok as it supposedly has 'Purevideo HD". Does anyone have this and able to confirm it plays Freeview ok.

 

thanks 


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  #176814 8-Nov-2008 11:57
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I cannot confirm, but I'm almost certain that 9600M-GT will be able to hardware decode freeview no problem. My 8400M-GS works perfectly fine, I don't see why a newer generation and more powerful GPU would have any problem.

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  #176816 8-Nov-2008 12:31
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8400, 8600, 9400, 9600 will all play freeview just fine. No idea about ATI, they don't seem to do many laptop ones atm.

 
 
 
 


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  #176940 9-Nov-2008 16:36
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My8600mgt does h/w in Windows.



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  #177000 9-Nov-2008 22:53
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Thanks guys it's good to know these can do the job. 

 

I was also quite interested in a Dell Studio-15 laptop but they run 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450 and nobody seems to know if they'll do hardware decoding, although according to their spec sheet I think they should.

It states this....

Dedicated unified video decoder (UVD) for H.264/AVC and VC-1 video formats 
High definition (HD) playback of both Blu-ray and HD DVD formats 
Hardware MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and DivX video decode acceleration 
Motion compensation and iDCT
and...

MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, WMV9, VC-1, and H.264/AVC encoding and transcoding

 

Note that it states "H.264/AVC encoding and transcoding"  but  "Hardware MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and DivX video decode acceleration" 

Now that seems to be saying the same thing so whats the difference between "encoding and transcoding' and "hardware.... decode acceleration" ?

Can anyone decipher this?


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  #177001 9-Nov-2008 22:56
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My $599 Acer Aspire 4315 does HW decoding...Just

The 720p channels work ok most of the time. The 1080i channels can be a bit dodgy.



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  #177009 10-Nov-2008 00:22
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Or is this what I should be looking for....

Dedicated unified video decoder (UVD) for H.264/AVC and VC-1 video formats 
High definition (HD) playback of both Blu-ray and HD DVD formats


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  #177033 10-Nov-2008 09:55
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Yes, look for UVD or UVD2 if you want an ATI. I have no experience with ATI, only that I've heard more success stories with nVidia than ATI.

 
 
 
 


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  #177282 11-Nov-2008 09:41
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but I haven't been able to find confirmation of 9xxx series. Specifically the notebook 9600m-gt which should play freeview ok as it supposedly has 'Purevideo HD". Does anyone have this and able to confirm it plays Freeview ok.

thanks 




I have a new HP DV7-1019TX and it has a 9600GTM with 512mb ram and does the decoding no problem. The best bit about the new HP DV5/7 series is that they come with built in digital/analogue TV tuners.


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  #177316 11-Nov-2008 12:26
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Thanks everyone for your help. I'm still trying to get my head around all the in's and out's.

DB, Have you tried outputting your computer to a TV? See my latest thread http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=83&TopicId=27922

 

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  #178362 17-Nov-2008 13:45
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NZRobin:

Thanks everyone for your help. I'm still trying to get my head around all the in's and out's.

DB, Have you tried outputting your computer to a TV? See my latest thread http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=83&TopicId=27922


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All of the HP Pavilions with dedicated graphics cards built into them should come with an HDMI port. Mine does and my old DV-9088 did as well. Both laptops output to a TV at 1080P if the TV can handle it. Sound also has an optical output but I have not used this with any external speakers.

Recording of any shows I have done have resulted in the exact same quality picture being played back. So if the show is HD the playback will be HD as well.

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  #178408 17-Nov-2008 17:19
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That HD3450 you mentioned should do HW Acceleration fine. pretty much any ATI HD series hard should be able to, as well as Nvidia 8xxx and above.



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  #178496 18-Nov-2008 00:03
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Thanks, Yes, so far as I know it appears that all the new ATI and Nvidia cards plus those on the list will do hardware acceleration now.


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  #181413 1-Dec-2008 18:11

I have got a HP Pavilion DV7-1003TX - with UHF and DVB-T tuner - I seem to be able to pick up some UHF channels OK - but absolutely no DVB-T channels whatsoever

I'm in Kilbirnie, Wellington, and have tried using both my house UHF antenna plus the supplied desktop antenna - are there some sort of configs I'm missing - is my computer scanning the wrong frequency range for DVB-T or such?

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  #181430 1-Dec-2008 18:59
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what s/w are you using?

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  #181457 1-Dec-2008 21:03

Fossie: what s/w are you using?


I have tride HP Quickplay and WMC to no avail. I have downloaded DVBviewer but don't know where to start on setting it up (or if indeed it really works).

Update: So, found Fossies instruction for DVBviewer and MediaPortal - have tried both with no luck. Get no signal/no strength on scans with both apps.

So I'm thinking it's my DVB-T card, as the antenna I'm using picks up analogue signals OK.

It's descibed in the Hardware Manager as HP DVB-T/Analog TV Tuner, looking at the hardware details in more detail, it's a AVerMedia PCI device, says it's working OK, the following files (which when I check for driver updates says the latest is installed)

system32\716xCoInstaller.dll
system32\drivers\AVerBDA716.sys
system32\drivers\BdaSup.sys
system32\drivers\dmk.sys
system32\drivers\portcls.sys
system32\MV716x.ax


Anyone heard of/used this type of DVB-T card before, and have any ideas why it's not picking up any signal whatsover. Even living in the lee of Mt Vic/Mt Albert I would expect to pick up some sort of signal, rather than none at all.

Or is it a warranty call to HP?

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