I just took the plunge and bought an MVP for my house since I have a GBPVR system in my bedroom. My GBPVR machine is one of the single greatest inventions EVER! Love it!
So now I've got this MVP so I can use the GBPVR machine in more than one room (mostly just to watch recorded shows, not schedule recordings or anything really). It works great and was a snap to set up (once I remembered Windows has a firewall ). There are some minor questions and issues I have though. I'm using GBPVR v.99.05 and the default dongle.bin that came with it. The MVP is revision D1 I believe.
1) The picture quality is just ok. The picture is dark, so I went into direct.ini on the GBPVR box and set ALL video settings to 100 (setting one of them or a few of them didn't help). This makes the video quality on the MVP better, but still not nearly as bright or clear/crisp as when I play it on the GBPVR box through the TV. The only cabling difference is the MVP is using RCA video cables and the GBPVR box is using an SVideo cable. Would that create THAT much difference? If not, what more can I do to improve picture quality? It's not unwatchable, but it could definitely be better. Also, does changing the video settings in direct.ini affect the GBPVR box itself, or just the MVP unit?
2) The video stretches off the top of the screen by a small amount. Is there a way to adjust the video size from the MVP? From browsing through the forums it seems like there isn't, so maybe THIS can be corrected by going to an SVideo cable. Again, this is a minor annoyance because it doesn't seem to cut off much, just enough that when viewing the main menu of GBPVR through the MVP I can only see the bottom half of the clock at the top.
As I play with it I'm sure I may have more questions, but those are the 2 issues I've ran into so far. Like I said, nothing so terrible that I can't live with either of them. Great work! Thanks very much!