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  1. A few opinions: I have an Avermedia MCE500 (dual tuner SD) and an ATI AIW. The avermedia is based on the same chip as the nvidia (so, great hardware), but the drivers lack nvidia's features (no fine tuning of the quality). The quality is good, but could probably be better with the tuning. The AIW is a poor tuner, especially compared to the avermedia. I also have an ADS HDTV card. The HDTV reception is poor without a great antenna (and I am in a good area for reception). The card does not include QAM, only OTA reception. Anyway, a word about QAM: it is not supported by many softwares, including windows MCE, so having it in hardware is great, but difficult to use. As an aside, does anyone know of a good program to watch HDTV on a computer? The trial version of Beyond TV expired and i could not find anything else for free. For regular TV, yes, but not for HD...
  2. I'm using Windows Media Center Edition on a shuttle box with an ATI AIW and a dual tuner card. Allows for 3 recordings at once. The setup was easy although fixing the small details took a while (3 tuners working, remote, programs...). Now, my wife loves it
  3. wow! My mirror isn't even listed anymore and yet... I'm getting still quite a few hits and quite a bit of traffic (numbers in KB). [SIZE=-1]Dec 2006[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]8603759[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]Nov 2006[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]20065676[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]Oct 2006[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]12191053[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]Sep 2006[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]13639872[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]Aug 2006[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]27885312[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]Jul 2006[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]11950804[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]Jun 2006[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]29170759[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]May 2006[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]24294459[/SIZE] So, about ~15GB/month of traffic.
  4. Vard, we all had a factory heat pad at one point or another. Happy_Game had just already removed it and fitted the stock cooler with Arctic Ceramic earlier. This alone would drop the temperature a few degrees. Using the VC-RH with AC/AS5 is much better though, as you could see. And yes, running the board a bit before the manipulation definitely make removing this pad easier.
  5. If you do not redistribute the resulting edit, I'm not quite sure why you would edit it in the first place ;-)) but I dont think anyone can tell you what you can do on your computer in your own time (as long as you do not distribute the result).
  6. _Games has already stated, on page 2 of this thread, that he does not want anyone to recompress the video or edit it. Offering a mirror is always nice, although I think It's not particularly needed anymore for now (filefront + 2 mirrors). If you do (with th original, untouched video), please provide the link in this thread. Happy will add it to the mirrors in the first post.
  7. To answer this: Opteron are the professionnal equivalent of the X2. They come in 3 categories: 1xx: single CPU processor 2xx: double CPU processor 8xx: 4xCPU and up to 8xCPU. . You need difference categories for this on AMD platform as the CPU are directly connected to each other (point to point Hypertransport link) and hence you need more port to connect more processors together (1 port in 1xx, 2 ports in 2xx and 3 ports in 8xx). Opterons were only on the s940 (NOT the AM2) platform, but AMD decided to leverage their nice s939 platforms for their workstation processors and hence released s939 1xx processors. As those are qualified for workstation and professionnal equipment, they are tested to higher standards or quality. As AMD wanted to push their workstation market share, they sold them for cheap. Overclockers caught this bargain (similar specs but cheaper than X2s, highly overclockable from the thorough testing). AMD raised the prices (slightly). The opterons are still a great bargain.
  8. www.gamefaqs.com They usually have most cheat/code/walkthrough for most games known to man. Search the title in their search box, select the platform in the drop down menu and click on the "FAQ" link in the result.
  9. All major brick and mortar stores price match each others. I picked it up at Fry's and they had it at $8 too (otherwise, I was going to pricematch). On week ends, they even have a copy of the circulars of all the other major stores in the area. If needed, they call them to verify. They may not price match online e-tailers, but other stores are fair game.
  10. All major brick and mortar stores price match each others. I picked it up at Fry's and they had it at $8 too (otherwise, I was going to pricematch). On week ends, they even have a copy of the circulars of all the other major stores in the area. If needed, they call them to verify. They may not price match online e-tailers, but other stores are fair game.
  11. Just a head up on the video downloads: 24GB in may and 7 GB in june. So, as i uploaded it about at this time (may 6th), this adds up to about 30GB/month. Not bad... And not a word from my host. I love those guys
  12. GSkills or OCZ, PC4000/DDR500, 2x1GB. less than $200 at newegg. Cant go wrong.
  13. times are *usually*: - date of purchase (NOT date of reception) - date of postmark (NOT date of reception) although i would avoid stretching it that much. Both are easily verifiable (they appear on the receipt you will include with the rebate and on the enveloppe).
  14. So, you should be hapy to know that most modern computer can.The BIOS allows to boot from a USB key. You need to prepare the key accordingly though (active partition and required files). HP has a utility out to prepare USB keys (work on ALL keys, not just the HP. Works on all USB devices recognized as "mass storage media" actually.). Try it, love it, spread it. Death to the floppy!
  15. I use the G.Skill too and love them. OCZ is a good brand too.
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