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MikeEby



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PostLink    Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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yes, service pack 2


Have you tried to access the card through Windows Media Center?

I didn't load the ATI software...Just the drivers MCE took care of the rest.

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PostLink    Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I'll try to uninstall again tomorrow and see if mce will do it all instead of using the ati stuff. it looked like the drivers stayed on the machine after the uninstall
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PostLink    Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try loading just the driver and then try out Watch HDTV. I found that to be the best option with the ATi HDTV wonder (gen 1 )
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PostLink    Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go through all the wizzards in MCE is really kind of cool, the HD-Videos in the in setup are really sharp. If you have IR blasters it can change your cable box channels per the guide. My problem with it was there was nothing on broadcast TV I ever wanted to watch let alone record. I filled the hard drive up with progams useless to me .

Edit: Here is a link to all the MCE updates.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/mediacenter.mspx


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PostLink    Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a lot of PBS slow pan through gardens stuff for demoing. That is untill they went 720P and their signal suddenly sucked azz. Thier 1080i was incredible.

The first thing I ever watched on OTA HD was PBS on a 17" CRT monitor. It was amazing.

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PostLink    Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AnalogRocks wrote:
I had a lot of PBS slow pan through gardens stuff for demoing. That is untill they went 720P and their signal suddenly sucked azz. Thier 1080i was incredible.

The first thing I ever watched on OTA HD was PBS on a 17" CRT monitor. It was amazing.


For me it was the "The Tonight Show" on a RCA DTC-100 with 21" Computer monitor in 1999. I could not believe how good it was. I was very lucky, we had a local NBC stations that started HD around 1998 or 1999. About 1 out of 10 movies on HBO were HD in HBO's famous Crop-O-Vision.

I did see a demo at Epcott Center at Disney in 1996 that sold me. Can't be sure but I think it was playing on a Barco Projector.

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PostLink    Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how do I install just the drivers? There is no option for that on the cd that came with it. Can they be downloaded from ATI? I didnt find them there yesterday.
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PostLink    Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jkruger wrote:
how do I install just the drivers? There is no option for that on the cd that came with it. Can they be downloaded from ATI? I didnt find them there yesterday.


Here are the drivers for the PCI model:

http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx?p=mce/theater550-mce

They are very recent....Jan 16,1008

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PostLink    Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1000 YRS OLD.....??
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PostLink    Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jkruger wrote:
1000 YRS OLD.....??



LOL..typo...sorry... Jan 16, 2008... It took 8 years to fix the Y1K problem.

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PostLink    Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I give up on this POS card. It's gonna be the digital cable and the lg combo drive for me.
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