Here's how my upgrade went from XP to Vista with MDP 130 card.
(single processer P4 3.4 GHz / hyperthreading - which I disable time to time to watch DVD's on MDP 130)
RAM: 2 GB
Primary HD: 140 GB raid 0 array (2x70GB) with about 75 GB free space
VIDEO: GeForce 6800GT
AUDIO: Sound Blaster Audigy 2ZS
MDP 130 setup:
I have an MDP 130 with DVI daughter card. I connect the DVI to my Sony 56 CRT projection TV and connect the optical audio out to my sound system. I use titan TV to schedule recordings. Which are primarily QAM local HD stations broadcast by my cable company.
I bought the upgrade version of Vista on Friday, I didn't want to do a clean wipe since I didn't have the time to do that this weekend, so I just upgraded XP keeping on my files on my C drive.
When I put the Vista disk in, it recommended I download and run the upgrade advisor first.
So I did, the upgrade advisor told me MDP 100 card was incompatible, (I do have the MDP130!) and warned me about some other software (including my Norton Antivirus)
Well I decided to do nothing and go ahead and install the Vista upgrade.
It took 1 to 1 ½ hours or so to install from the Windows DVD disk. No errors occurred during install.
After install, I had to uninstall Norton Antivirus due to an annoying popup message: driver compatibility error that popped up like every 30 seconds! Then I download trial version of Norton Antivirus and installed the trial version. The trial version somehow knew I had like 160 days left on a subscription and automatically became the full version with no driver errors. (That was nice, I was afraid I was going to send emails to symantec tech support to straighten things out!)
For MyHD MDP 130 card, I read in this forum that I need to set compatibility mode to WinXP SP2 for the following files: TitanTvHelperApp.exe, MyIRC.exe, MyHD.exe
So I did.
These files are located in the MDP 130 directory: C:\\Program Files\\MyHD
Next I tried to play a .ts (transport stream) file on my HD and it played perfectly to my TV and my digital audio from the daughter card was fine also. Great! Then I tried going to the TV tuner, uh oh, an error occurred and closed. I remember reading something on the internet about needing to give program admin access and I did that. You can right click the file (MyHD.exe) and select properties and go to compatibility tab. And make sure to run program as an administrator. See my attachment: XP sp 2 mode.jpg
Note, I only did the admin thing for the MyHD.exe.
With admin access the program ran fine, except I got a message that I had to click okay to give this program permission to run since it was trying to run as an administrator. I didn't want this, so I read somewhere about disabling this message by disabling something called UAC in vista. (by not disabling the UAC, the remote couldn't start the card and the scheduled recording wouldn't record unless you click okay, so UAC has got to go.)
How Disable UAC (see my attachment: UAC.jpg)
Got Control Panel and select User Accounts and Family Safety, then select User accounts, and select turn User Account Control On / Off. Then select OFF
With these settings, MDP -130 seems to run fine in Vista. Even the 3D fancy Vista flip option is working with the My HD preview window.
See my previous post for some screen captures of MDP-130 running on vista:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post9671070
So far I've tested playback, the remote control, scheduling recording files using Titan TV and haven't come across any problems. If I see any issues I will post here. I have noticed a few minor bugs, for example, when some system popup message occurred, I couldn't interact or move the MyHD control panel or video preview on computer screen until I acknowledge the message. Also one time the 3D flip wasn't working when MyHD was running and I couldn't move the control panel or preview on the monitor. I had got an error from My HD low on memory?! (2 GB!?) These bugs didn't affect playback. So far I haven't come across anything making me regret upgrading to vista. The true test will be over time, but I have watched a few different TV program on it in the last day and it's working just fine.
I do have a question to the community, does anyone know is it possible to leave UAC on, but to somehow have it remember to give permission to MyHD every time it runs. (so you don't have to click okay) I am guessing that is safer than just leaving UAC off.