GeForce FX5200 and MCE 2005

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Derek Martin, Dec 16, 2004.

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    Derek Martin Guest

    Derek Martin, Dec 16, 2004
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    Ned Guest

    I have the same card (PCI version) running on a computer that I upgraded
    from XP Pro to MCE 2005.
    It seems to work fine. I'm using a Hauppauge150 mce as a tuner.
    The system generally works fine as long as I go through the menus with the
    remote slow enough. (it gets a bit behind if i press buttons too fast
    Ned, Dec 17, 2004
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    Derek Martin Guest

    How wonderful Ned, you just helped calm my fears about getting another video
    card (this will be my third attempt) for MCE. The slow menus - could that
    be a result of the speed/memory of your computer or are you fairly speedy

    Derek Martin, Dec 17, 2004
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    Ned Guest

    I suspect the slow menu has more to do with ram than anything else, but I
    have not really tackled that yet
    Ned, Dec 17, 2004
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    Derek Martin Guest

    How's the video look on your TV? Do you have a widescreen or a regular

    Derek Martin, Dec 17, 2004
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    Ned Guest

    I've got it hooked up to a 15 year old 27" tube tv & my cable is split 7
    ways in my house, so my cable signal isn't ideal.
    The picture looks as good coming from the MCE as it did before MCE when the
    cable went strait into the tv.
    The audio does sound a bit rough sometimes. I suspect that is because I'm
    using the integrated audio card that came with my computer (Dell 2350) which
    is defiantly low end.
    Ned, Dec 17, 2004
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    Toby Groves Guest

    I'm using an FX5200 on mine and I have no menu speed issues, so I don't
    think it's the graphics card. The FX5200 may be a low-end card but it's
    DX9 compliant and has more than enough oomph to drive the MCE interface.

    Rest of the machine is a P4 2.4C / 512MB / 120GB

    I'm about to change the FX5200 to a Radeon 9550 but only so I can drive
    the RGB inputs on the TV directly, not through any fault of the FX5200.
    Toby Groves, Dec 19, 2004
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    Robin Guest

    Robin, Dec 20, 2004
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    Nigel Barker Guest

    I would have though that the US had some sort of consumer laws to prevent this
    kind of abuse. Here in Europe goods ordered mail order (or via Internet) may be
    returned for a full refund up to 7 days after delivery for any reason at all.
    The customer has to pay the return postage which seems fair. Of course if there
    is something wrong with the goods or they are not as described then the retailer
    has to pay the return shipping.
    Nigel Barker, Jan 24, 2005
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