[mythtv-users] minimum card requirements for VDPAU

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 20:15:11 UTC 2009

On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 6:29 AM, johan <johan.vanderkolk at dommel.be> wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-03-12 at 11:36 -0300, Rick wrote:

I have imported gear before. In NZ we have GST (like UK VAT) which is
imposed at the border. It is 12.5% but is not imposed and if there is
less than $50 GST involved (ie cost of goods is $400 or more, thats
the total value of the shipment, not each item in the box). I only got
stung for it once, on an import where a number of us clubbed together
to buy DVB-S cards. We could have ordered individually and avoided any
GST, but the extra freight would have been prohibitive.

Why not order cards from the US? Well I keep getting told eBay is full
of crooks, newegg only ships to the US, and I haven't had time to
properly look for other sellers. I have a a friend in Phoenix who I
could get newegg to ship to and then he could send them on, but last
time I did that with an eBay item that the seller would only ship in
the US the cost of on-sending was quite high.

Maybe I should just contact Sparkle and corner the Australasian market
for PCI VDPAU cards? Well really I don't have the time to set myself
up as a computer parts dealer!

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