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Cyb
2005-11-13, 09:59 AM
Check out the picture at the bottom of this (http://www.hauppauge.com/Pages/press/press_pictures_mvp.html) page, no other info on the site, anyone know any inside information ? :D

groover km
2005-11-13, 11:19 AM
I saw this on the SHSPVR boards about a week ago:

http://www.shspvr.com/smf/index.php?topic=9046.0

Looks like the same picture to me, though. I already run an MVP in the bedroom with a 802.11-B (yep, B) game adapter and it works fine; admittedly it is not that far from the access point, and it stutters like mad on video >4000 Mb/sec, but everything we record with GBPVR works fine.

I didn't have to put a switch or hub between the game adapter and the MVP either, as some have reported.

bgowland
2005-11-13, 03:59 PM
Yuck. They put the aerial on the front. That won't look very pretty sitting under my TV. Or am I just being fussy? :)

CHeers,
Brian

Pilot
2005-11-13, 05:21 PM
Why on earth would they put the aerial on the front? I agree with you and don't feel that it's being fussy.

I guess maybe they're assuming that you're going to put it in a cabinet under your TV or something, so the aerial would need to be in the front so it get around the shelf above it? Just trying to see some logic... ;)

Yeah, this is why Radio Shack is basically liquidating the wired MVP stock. Frankly, I think they're insane as wired is definitely the way to go. I have enough problems with 802.11G and the various notebooks in my house, I really don't want to have to troubleshoot it for watching my TV shows.

Pilot
2005-11-13, 05:26 PM
Anyone notice the "pMVP" in that same first link? If that thing has a hard drive in it in addition to being wireless when your at home, that would be pretty cool. If it doesn't have a hard drive though, it would lock you in to your home range too much to be very useful.

Looks like it's only out in the UK and Germany -- anyone across the ocean know anything about this gadget?

bgowland
2005-11-13, 05:33 PM
Why on earth would they put the aerial on the front? I agree with you and don't feel that it's being fussy.The picture shows the case is identical to the wired version (cost cutting on the design I suspect). I've opened my MVP and without a major redesign of the circuit board I could see how they'd have trouble fitting the aerial on the back. Shame they didn't redesign the case.

bgowland
2005-11-13, 05:40 PM
Anyone notice the "pMVP" in that same first link?Yep. I spotted that. It isn't directly listed under Products on the Hauppauge UK site (they're always so slow with updating those pages).

I found this by Googling though...

http://www.hauppauge.co.uk/pages/products/data_pmvp.html

20GB HD but no wireless.