Originally Posted by TPeterson
I know very little about video card specifics--I generally try to stick with cheap ones.
yeah me too :-) thats why i wanted to use my built in intel extreme graphics chip.
i dont get it...WMC sees it as accelerated, and it shows up as having 128MB of RAM, so i'm not clear why i really need a better card.
i'd hate to buy a new card and only have the same problems.
i feel like i'm just throwing more $$ into the mix hoping problems will go away.
i am this close to returning both the Fusion 5 Lite and the PVR150, which I only bought since WMC needs it to see the Fusion.
i did manage to roll back System Restore and get WMC runnable again so thats good.
But even so, WMC at its best only shows the PVR150 picture maybe 1 in 10 times. And the Fusion5 the same, except dropping video/sound like crazy.
The most frustrating this about this is that the Fusion support is in non existant and the BeyondTV support has no phone number and WMC who knows. I am so frustrated right now
I don't know what to do. To me, this seems like multiple unrelated problems. Like driver related, as if I am not using the best driver for each card. Is it really likely all these problems will go away with a different video card?
BTW, before I installed the Intel Extreme 845G accellerated drivers, WMC would not run at all. It said that I needed a better video card to use WMC... so I kind of took that to mean that my 128MB built in video (from my 1GB main memory) was sufficient. Ahhh...I wish i hard some more data points before making yet another possibly poor purchase.
EDIT - is my 2.53Ghz 133FSB (OCd to 2.85Ghz 150FSB) just too slow to play back 720p/1080i sources? I know that MS recommends at least a 3.0Ghz machine to play back 1080p.