HTPC Video card with real PAL output

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  1. Paolus999

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    I want to buy a video card for my HTPC that can output at 576i resolution (720x576 25HZ interlaced), in order to view TV recorded program and the image hasn't to be de-interlaced.
    .. to better understand, I want that when I pause an MPEG-2 video recorded from satellite, it must flicker.

    I would like to know if someone have success in this with a ATI Radeon/NVidia car and Powerstrip.. or something else

    Which video card you advise to me?

    Many thanks :)
     
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    You mean 50Hz interlaced. Sometimes the 50 fields are made up from 25p frames as in film conversions so that's where you might have got confused.

    The Older radeon cards can be persuaded to output 720*576i or 1024*576i to RGB scart using a special cable and powerstrip (see VGA-SCART thread in this forum)

    Or the new ATI all in wonder cards have the option of Scart output and might be amenable to some powerstrip tweaking to acheive the results you want.
     
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    yes ..720x576 50HZ interlaced or 720x576 25HZ progressive (as film :) )

    Do you know an ATI / Nvidia card that can output in a real pal interlace mode, that also have a 'native' support to Windows Media Center Edition?

    The 9550 can be a good purchase?
    ..anyone have tested it with a 576i output
    ..anyone have tested it with Windows XP Media Center Edition? :cool:
    ..anyone have realised a HTPC with MCE and a 576i output?

    Many thanks
     
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    Yes, this Card can do it. It takes some DIY work for a special sbale that can also be bought from Keene Electronics.

    Here are some very big threads with all the details:

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=322177&highlight=vga+scart

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=136811&highlight=vga+scart

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=237588&highlight=vga+scart
     
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    Many thanks ..:thumbsup:

    there is also anyone that have made a HTPC using the ATI X1300: it have a native interlaced PAL output, without any special cable or extra work?

    Concerning the ATI AIW 2006 edition video card (that use the ATI X1300), it's possible to see the TV recorded or synth. using the embedded DVB-T decoder and see on TV in the correct interlaced mode?

    Anyone have tested all this things using Windows XP Media Center edition?

    :lease: ...:clap:
     

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