Computer power has been progressing in leaps and bounds though, so it may well be time to revisit the whole ‘computer as media centre’ phenomenon and see what has been gained. The other tuner we tested based on this chipset had extremely high system requirements, something that the MSI version does not share. As we’ve just said, the ATI Theatre Pro chip is also a digital audio processor, and it receives the audio stream at the same time as the video stream. Using this mode you will have low CPU usage and you can use deinterlace filter and ffdshow filter to improve image quality in this mode you don’t need MPEG2 decoders. ATI’s newest TV-tuning and video capture chip boasts several interesting features.
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Now, if only someone would get around to releasing a PCIe sound card Most people probably don’t go that extreme and good luck getting a clean signal if you split a coaxial input more than four waysbut it’s still something to consider. As we’ve just said, the ATI Theatre Pro chip is also a digital audio processor, and it receives the audio stream at the same time as the video stream.
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Using this mode you will have low CPU usage and you can use deinterlace filter and ffdshow filter to improve image quality in this mode you don’t need Xti decoders.
In our experience with the chipset, a 1GHz processor with MB of memory and several gigabytes of hard drive space to spare should be considered the minimum to get the best out of the chipset.
This is definitely a new wrinkle, as previous ATI TV-tuning chips did not process audio at all, and it was done by other components. In order to get the best results: The bit encoding engine boasts 2D 5-line comb filtering and a 3D comb filter.
Some people may like the feature, but we generally just leave HTPCs running and found it to be more annoying than anything. A noise-reduction engine is also built into the chip to reduce visual static from the original video signal. Computer power has been progressing in leaps and bounds though, so it may well be time to revisit the whole ‘computer as media centre’ phenomenon and see what has been gained.
This is interesting since we would assume that making thfater the Pro is running in a system with enough horsepower to keep up with it is the only way that ATI could afford to make a statement like this.
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Interestingly, ATI claims that “frames will never be dropped” during video representation. Duh – as if that’s not totally clear If the analog support theaher the Theater is clearly superior to that of the other cards, the lack of other features may not matter.
The remote is MCE compliant, though, so you can use it with either interface. The remote is definitely more attractive than the Fusion remote, but the MyHD remote is still the smallest of the three. It is a real nice program with a very good look and feel principle and strong in specially the channel scan and channel adjusting possibilities better than Vodio and Powercinema. Will you actually need most of that software?
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With most recent motherboards only including two or three PCI slots, you could put an HDTV tuner in one of those slots and place an analog tuner in an X1 slot. All have strengths and weaknesses. While five or six years ago it might have seemed clearly desirable to connect your cable signal to your computer and have all your media controlled and recorded in one handy location, the technologies have diverged since, and TV-tuner technology has been on the back burner.
So often other companies are not as responsive. As we’ve mentioned already, though, there’s a big difference between doing something, and doing it well.
Besides the card, you once again get a remote, a USB infrared receiver, and a software bundle. Beginners Guides Cases and Access.
ATI Theatre 550 Pro PCI Tv/fm Tuner and Video Capture Card (analog)
One other thing which gheater be of interest- not only does your program work on a difficult tuner, but I am using it with the server operating system!! Thanks for your help and wish you succes with the further development of your program. It is a real nice program with a very good look and feel principle and strong in 505pro the channel scan and channel adjusting possibilities better than Vodio and Powercinema Herman V.