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nate s nate.strickland at gmail.com
Mon Oct 25 06:56:29 UTC 2004

just to clairify, the one in the compusa add is actually not the MCE
oem, but the non-MCE 980.

I might spend a few extra bucks and get an athlon XP-M, that way it'll
be sure to run cool, and may even work better as well due to the cache
not being nerfed.

The hard dirve is the exact one I have, and am about to get another,
as it is totally silent (the northbirdge fan makes far more noise) and
is by far the fastest 7200 rpm drive I have ever used (PATA version.)

for IR, if you get a motherboard that doesn't have it's serial ports
in the back panel, but rather has pin headers for them to go in a pci
slot, say, then you could do what you want to do by wiring it to that.
 the same goes for a usb header; you'd have to buy a usb ir reciever
that way, but it may be easier to find a mobo that has usb headers
than serial.

I too have the leadtek card, and can confirm that it is software
encoding.  I just ordered a pvr 250, as I use this box for a lot, and
get skipping in my recordings if I, say, play ut2004 while somthing is
recording.  However, if it's not a general purpose box, the image
quality is pretty decent.


On Sun, 24 Oct 2004 22:22:35 -0700, listman <listman at depfyffer.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-10-24 at 22:08, Chris Brodie wrote:
> > First post here...
> >
> > -Leadtek Winfast 2000XP. Leadtek site says it does encoding in a
> > roundabout way. This card was exceeding cheap so I REALLY want to make
> > sure it does hardware encoding before I continue.
> >
> > Many thanks,
> >
> > Chris
> Sorry Chris, I have the winfast deluxe and no it does not do hardware
> encoding. It is a pretty good card for me but I would go for the PVR
> 250. I think you can get it from pcalcamy.com (someone posted that
> earlier I don't know if that is correct) and it also showed up in
> compusa's ad today for $79 with rebates, note this is MCE oem, different
> card but still works.
> Do your self a favor and spend the money on a PVR250 or 350 I wish I did
> since I'm starting to make DVD's
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