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Few questions about this WinFast DTV1000 S


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#1 starcraftmaster

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 03:10 AM

Hey guys.
In one of my older computers am going to put a WinFast DTV1000 S in it.
Problem is that this computer has a pentium 3 1 GHZ and the system requirements are Pentium 4 1.4 GHZ.
All we want to do is plug the camcorder into it and record it.
Will this be a problem ?

Also it says it needs a :VGA card/chipset with full support for DirectX 8.1, full support for DirectX 9.0 required for HDTV.
It means Directx 8.1 driver support , not graphics card processing? ? ?

Here is the Info for this PCI card:http://www.leadtek.com.tw/eng/hmd/specification.asp?pronameid=382&lineid=20&act=2

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 01:04 AM

any one ?

come on i need help on this


look what this guy said
"It means Directx 8.1 driver support , not graphics card processing? ? ?"

No, it means hardware support. You *might* get away with the P3, but you'll need a video card that at least supports DX8.1. In other words, Radeon 8500 or better...Geforce 4 Ti4200 or better.


so i NEED a video card that can do dx8.1 not driver support

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 02:05 PM

I don't understand your question.

DirectX support lies within XP.

DirectX 8.1 dates back to 2001...for XP, 9.0c is the current version.

Games typically require a given level of DirectX, specified on the prerequisites. I suppose that a capture card does also, but I've never noticed such a requirement on my cards (example, http://www.hauppauge.com/site/products/data_hvr1800.html).

I'd be more worried about not meeting the minimum hardware requirements...than worrying over DirectX.

Drivers don't comply or not comply with DirectX, they comply with the O/S.

Sooo...if you have XP loaded with 9.0 installed...you pass.

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 08:47 PM

ok that clears things up
thanks Hamluis

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 09:47 PM

When your looking for technology that's backwards compatible with older processors such as Pentium 2 and 3 you have to look for something that's compatible with motherboards that run between 66 and 133Mhz motherboard hardware clock speeds [also known as a Front Side Bus (FSB)].

Not to get too technical, but you need a video card that would have a maximum of 256MB onboard memory compatible with Windows 95 through Windows 2000 (actually Windows 2000 is pushing it, but the ATI Rage 128's are a great standby).

Here's a list of hardware I am currently using with computers still running Windows 95-2000:
  • Voodoo 3dfx - Great for viewing tv and editing video from camcorders
  • ATI Rage 128 and Rage 128 Pro
  • STB
  • Matrox G400 Max
    [*}Nvidia RIVA TNT2
  • Nvidia GeForce 256
  • S3 Graphics Savage4
  • Hauppauge WinTV Go
I still have the ATI Rage and Voodoo 3df cards in my P3 machines and they work fine. Its just a matter of remembering that Pentium 3 technology only works under 66, 100, and 133Mhz motherboards (also known as PC66, PC100, and PC133).

Look here for more info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voodoo3

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 12:42 AM

When your looking for technology that's backwards compatible with older processors such as Pentium 2 and 3 you have to look for something that's compatible with motherboards that run between 66 and 133Mhz motherboard hardware clock speeds [also known as a Front Side Bus (FSB)].

Not to get too technical, but you need a video card that would have a maximum of 256MB onboard memory compatible with Windows 95 through Windows 2000 (actually Windows 2000 is pushing it, but the ATI Rage 128's are a great standby).

Here's a list of hardware I am currently using with computers still running Windows 95-2000:

  • Voodoo 3dfx - Great for viewing tv and editing video from camcorders
  • ATI Rage 128 and Rage 128 Pro
  • STB
  • Matrox G400 Max
    [*}Nvidia RIVA TNT2
  • Nvidia GeForce 256
  • S3 Graphics Savage4
  • Hauppauge WinTV Go
I still have the ATI Rage and Voodoo 3df cards in my P3 machines and they work fine. Its just a matter of remembering that Pentium 3 technology only works under 66, 100, and 133Mhz motherboards (also known as PC66, PC100, and PC133).

Look here for more info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voodoo3



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Posted 07 December 2009 - 02:14 AM

Sorry I got too technical...

The list I gave you was a list of video cards you can use with a Pentium 2 or 3 processor.

The info about the motherboard speed was to tell you what to ask for if you call someone to ask about video cards.

The short version is this:

You need a video card made between 1999 and 2002...

Look at the list I gave you and Google any of them.

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 02:16 AM

Click on the link to the Wikipedia article I gave you. It's self explanatory.

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 04:55 AM

ok i got it

but the card i got now is better them then

My vivo winfast a170 DDR 64mb Geforce 4 mx 440 AGP 4x

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 10:58 PM

ok i got it

but the card i got now is better them then

My vivo winfast a170 DDR 64mb Geforce 4 mx 440 AGP 4x


Put it in and try it. It looks like it will work on a PC166 Mhz speed so it may be compatible :thumbsup:




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