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Old 01-06-02, 08:32 PM
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Problems with I/O Magic PC PVR

I picked one of these up at CompUSA for $20 just to mess with. Does timeshifting and scheduled recording. Has connectors for s-video and composite, but apparently they aren't enabled.

Anyway, it doesn't work!

It came with PowerVCR II. I can get the sound from the TV stations, but not the video. Some error about the preview not being able to be displayed.

Also, when the card is installed, it kills my internet connection. Whats up with that?

Anyone else have these problems?

win2k/tnt2/dual celeron
Old 01-06-02, 08:45 PM
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Try replacing it I guess. I had one in a Win2K system and it worked beautifully. And the s-video and composite inputs are enabled and do work, the documentation just doesn't work concerning them.

But I've never had a bit of problem with the card or my system after installing it. You did make sure your tnt2 chipset is compatible with the card, didn't you?
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Yeah, it's compatable with all the big chipsets. I don't think it's a problem with the card itself though, since I can tune in and get the audio from the TV channels.

Those non-working inputs will come in handy. I'll have to try them out if I ever get it working. The problem is I'm nowhere near a CompUSA (I got it on the way back to college).

Could it just be some IRQ problem since my NIC is the next slot below where I had the PVR installed?
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Just moved the card to another slot and now it doesn't mess up my internet, but it's still not working.

Here's the error message:

S0002: This graph is not able to be previewed properly.
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found the problem, it doesn't like running in a desktop resolution of 1600x1200.

pretty lame.
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Originally posted by asabase
found the problem, it doesn't like running in a desktop resolution of 1600x1200.

pretty lame.
Tell me you aren't using a 19" monitor.
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i am! 1600x1200 on 19". my wife hates it... so teeny
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Originally posted by young
i am! 1600x1200 on 19". my wife hates it... so teeny
I asked you not to tell me.

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