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Thread: GB-PVR - Media MVP and an unsupported vidio card?

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    GB-PVR - Media MVP and an unsupported video card?

    I put together a PVR system with some leftover parts.

    Biostar MB with AMD 1.3ghz processor
    384mb ram
    40gb Maxtor HD
    10bm Ethernet
    SIS 6326 AGP <<< (ancient)
    Sapphire Theater 550 Pro (new)
    Xp home
    GB-PVR

    Its working quite well, even the unsupported SIS graphics card produces pretty good results although I have to gently persuade the picture show up when starting live TV or a recording and can only run in windowed mode.

    My question is: If I were to add a MediaMVP to this setup, it really doesn’t matter what video card is in the PC, right??

    I would like to use the PC with GB-PVR as a server and only view it from the PC “console” when needed.
    Does anybody know of any reason that this would not work?

    Thanks
    tevbill
    Last edited by tevbill; 2005-08-19 at 05:09 AM.

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    thats right.

    mvp connects via network (ethernet lan) to the 'media server' (in this case gbpvr).

    betlit
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    Thanks for the response.
    For my own education I have another question about this.

    With the MVP even though I have a video card that is not directX 9 compatable, and I have to select VMR7 or Overlay in the Playback configuration, it will not affect the MVP playback at all correct?

    So I am assuming that the MVP has its own built in rendering device?
    I might be way off base with these questions, I just started reading about PVRs and tv cards a few days ago

    thanks a lot
    Last edited by tevbill; 2005-08-20 at 12:43 PM.

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    With the MVP even though I have a video card that is not directX 9 compatable, and I have to select VMR7 or Overlay in the Playback configuration, it will not affect the MVP playback at all correct?
    It'll be the same if you had been able to select VMR9

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    Great, thanks a lot Sub.

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