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Old 09-21-2006, 03:50 PM   #31
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BruceCadieux, actually the non-PVR card is a lot better than the PVR card. Mplayer does not get all the lines necessarly to display the same quality that TvTime gets. In TvTime it produces better text and there is no jagged edges. Mplayer developers need to fine tune their code so it is compatible with the SAA713x chips. PVR cards really do not display better than non-PVR cards. I do not know why you are stuborn in saying that PVR cards are better than non-PVR which I already proven non-PVR cards are better than PVR.

MasterOfTheWind, I suggest getting the TerraTec card instead of Sunsway card. With the Sunsway card, you will have to go through the long list of SAA7134 based cards to fine out which card is the most compatible with the Sunsway card. With the TerraTec, you just need to find it in the list and you get a working card with wasting several hours. Since you bought the Sunsway card, you going to spend a lot of time getting the card to work. If the saa7134 module can not detect the card (usually it does not), it defaults to card 0 which is a card with out any inputs. I strongly recommend you change the order to the TerraTec card to ease the setup.
Old 09-22-2006, 01:29 AM   #32
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Thank you very much for your advice, Electro, but the problem seems to be that the TerraTec the store sells is the cheap version without line-out. Besides that, I don't mind a few hours spent on hacking something I know nothing about -- have always considered learning the hard way better... hehe...

Thank you very much anyway


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