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# 82547 1-May-2011 16:19
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Hi I am looking at getting a Hauppauge HVR 3000 tuner card for my PC.

What I would like to know is if the HD5770 will work with freeview HD or will I have to change my setup.
BTW this is not a HTPC its just for every day use / games.

My PC specs:

Gigabyte GA P55 UD4P
Intel Core I5 750
Sapphire HD 5770
G.Skill 4GB Ram
Corsair 650W PSU
Windows XP Pro SP3 

Thanks

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  # 464205 1-May-2011 16:59
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What software and codecs are you planning to use to playback/record tv?

I see you are using Windows XP which doesn't include a native H.264 codec and Windows Media Center like Windows 7 does.


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  # 464215 1-May-2011 17:15
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It will, but you need a codec that supports DXVA hardware acceleration to take advantage of this. As mentionioned above you need to decide what softwarr you're using first.

For HTPC use Windows7 is vastly superior, it includes a H.264 codec and Windows Media Centre (if you wish to use that) and also includes the EVR renderer which delivers vastly superior video quality to what you'll get from XP.


 
 
 
 


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  # 464217 1-May-2011 17:17
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The 5770 would have more than enough grunt to provide hardware accelerated playback of Freeview|HD channels as sbiddle has said. FFDShow (free) would enable you to utilise the hardware acceleration. Shouldn't be a problem at all...



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  # 464957 3-May-2011 18:38
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sbiddle: It will, but you need a codec that supports DXVA hardware acceleration to take advantage of this. As mentionioned above you need to decide what softwarr you're using first.

For HTPC use Windows7 is vastly superior, it includes a H.264 codec and Windows Media Centre (if you wish to use that) and also includes the EVR renderer which delivers vastly superior video quality to what you'll get from XP.



From what Ive read Cyberlink powerdvd has the H.264 codec that is required for hardware acceleration so I thought the codec pack from Cyberlink: http://tinyurl.com/3ub57p9 Will this work with DVB viewer and mediaportal?

I will be looking to get windows 7 some time in the future for now though im happy with XP. 

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  # 465041 3-May-2011 22:24
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mikelday: From what Ive read Cyberlink powerdvd has the H.264 codec that is required for hardware acceleration...


Cyberlink is just one option. CoreAVC ($10USD), FFDShow (free!!!), Arcsoft, Corel/Intervideo... they should all do the business with hardware acceleration. Media Player Classic Home Cinema has a free codec too which *I think* works with DxVA. The latest free DivX codec may also work. I think even ATI (optional media codec package) and NVidia have free h.264 codecs these days.

Although the Cyberlink pack would work, it is jolly expensive. I'd encourage you to look at your options a bit more...



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  # 465725 5-May-2011 13:42
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mm1352000:
mikelday: From what Ive read Cyberlink powerdvd has the H.264 codec that is required for hardware acceleration...


Cyberlink is just one option. CoreAVC ($10USD), FFDShow (free!!!), Arcsoft, Corel/Intervideo... they should all do the business with hardware acceleration. Media Player Classic Home Cinema has a free codec too which *I think* works with DxVA. The latest free DivX codec may also work. I think even ATI (optional media codec package) and NVidia have free h.264 codecs these days.

Although the Cyberlink pack would work, it is jolly expensive. I'd encourage you to look at your options a bit more...


Hey thanks for the suggestions, I will try FFDShow first then buy CoreAVC if FFDShow doesn't work out.
 

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