Technotrend Budget S2-3200

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    Great news - even if the BBC HD broadcasts are in DVB-S2 on DSat - this should allow us to receive them.

    Now the challenge is real-time MPEG4 decoding - but luckily the newer ATI cards are looking likely to support this.
     
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    They say to use the ATI X1800 but I think that a bit over the top the X1300 supports H264.

    They are looking at having a onboard MPEG4 decoder card by the end of the year.
     
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    Anyone know where I can get a TT-connect S2-3600 USB from in the UK. dvbshop.net dont have them in stock till end of the month!!

    Cheers
     
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    i thought x1600 was the minumium for h264, x1300 had 'issues' a couple of months ago...
     
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    If www.dvbshop.net don't have stock then I doubt that anyone else does. This USB DVB-S2 device has not actually shipped yet & even the S2-3200 PCI card is in very short supply.

    You do realise that at present all the DVB-S2 device will give you over the TT S-1500 DVB-S card is a couple of FTA German channels?
     
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    The Nvidia cards seem to have better support for H.264 decoding although only PowerDVD 7 uses any hadware assistance. The far more efficient CoreAVC CODEC uses no hardware acceleration. With the latest 91.47 Nvidia drivers I have perfect playback of BBC HD with my onboard 6150 graphics adaptor. CPU utilisation using either CODEC with DVBViewer is 50-60% of Athlon 64 3800+ X2. If I use 81.98 drivers which offer no H.264 acceleration then PowerDVD use 90+% CPU.
     
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    hi Nigel

    Do the 91.47 drivers allow CoreAvc to work with the correct colours being displayed when using DirectShow deinterlacing? Or are you using CoreAvc with software deinterlacing?

    Cheers
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    The fix for the wierd green & magenta colours is to configure CoreAVC to have YUY2 at the top of the list in the Color Space Output list. I don't know what that actually does as I just discovered by experimentation that it fixed it.
     

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