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Nearly none of the LCD PC monitors with DVI support HDCP, which is going to become a problem in the future. Well, at least all have VGA.

I'm in the process of getting a 23" WS LCD monitor/HDTV (ordered but not shipped). This monitor is just a stop-gap solution for me to watch DTV while waiting for the large 1080p RPTV which I should purchase by year end. I figured I can watch HDTV on this monitor for a while before I get tripped up by HDCP and I'll then have the HDCP RPTV before it becomes a problem. Ultimately, the "little" LCD will be used as a computer display but its plethora of video inputs (all A/D video connections) make for a very versatile TV to move about the house. I can always revert to VGA or component on this monitor if need be but I'm purchasing all new video equipment that allows for straight digital path of video through to the display screen.
 

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xortam,


Don't get me wrong, I haven't missed HDCP yet, and will most likely never as I have a 1080i>1080p scaler that's perfect for my 23" (1920x1200) that works on VGA/Component sources but not DVI/HDCP. But, alot of people will get a surprise if they're not up on HDCP and mistaken purchases will be made. HDTV has been confusing enough already for the general public, this is yet another roadblock in the march.
 

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This makes it sound like you NEED AIW to enable certain features using HDTV Wonder.

While an AIW isn't necessary (only the latest version of MMC), it *can* directly replace the tuner features of an AIW series card (specifically any of the following: AIW 9600XT, 9700, 9700 Pro, 9800 Pro, and a possible forthcoming 9800 XT). The target audience (at least initially) is current owners of 9600XT, 9700/9700Pro/9800/9800Pro/9800XT and their AIW variants.


It can use either the original Remote Wonder or Remote Wonder II.


The tuner section is designed as a *superset* of the AIW 9600XT's new tuner section (adding OTA HD reception capability). It does *not* have YPbPr *inputs* (and so cannot connect to a satellite or HD cable box via YPbPr). What I would *prefer* is a YPbPr input *daughtercard* for the AIW series that enables the use of YPbPr as a second component-style input option.


Oh, well.
 

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How do you know that the 9600 (not XT or Pro) is excluded?


Also, I am not sure it replaces the analog tuner. I am thinking the HDTV Wonder will augment it.
 

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Wish I had gotten clarification on the AIW issue. I read what is said above, but at the same time, looking at my remote control, if a AIW was in the system, there is only 1 control for a TV. As they both use the same remote control settings, how would the machine know which tuner you were addressing if both were active. It would appear they would conflict with each other. Furthermore, as you have 2 inputs on the HDTV Wonder, they must assume you would have no further use for the tuner in the AIW.


That's my assumption - and it's just that - an assumption.
 

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While the HD card has 2 tuners, it doesn't look like it has space for there standard purple breakout box, or the audio input cable. I think that card has to work in conjunction with something which I assume would be a normal AIW.
 

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We are talking about $110 HDTV card - Not a $350+ AIW. As all the video output is handled by the main video card and audio via the soundcard in computer, nor does it record external souces - only OTA, it has no need for those items you mentioned.
 

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For $110 I don't see how they can have 2 tuners. Nothing was said about 2 tuners on the card in the discussions I had with the ATI people.
 

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The 2 tuners was a guess since it has 2 coax inputs. I am making the assumption that it is liek the hi-pix. One for HD and one for regular signals. Of course that is just an assumption.
 

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I don't think any of the PCHD cards have 2 tuners, just two f-connectors with a switch.


- Tom
 

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Are there compatibility problems with putting two tuner cards into the same PC? Say an MDP-120 with a MDP-100 (or another 120). How about an MDP-120 and a Fusion card, etc.?
 

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Cliff had said in another thread that the MyHD software that supported 2 tuners was so old he would not recommend it.


I use an ATI 9800 AIW in the same box as a MyHD 120 with no issues.


You might want to contact digitalconnection or copperbox about the other combinations of 2 HD units in the same box.
 

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2 HD cards is probably okay as long as they are not both based on the Janus chipset..

 

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Originally posted by Cliff Watson
i use a MyHD card and a FusionHDTV III Gold card in the same computer.

Can the MyHD card play files which were recorded by Fusion3 and vice versa? What about HDTV Wonder data files?


I have a HiDTV card and really like it but since it is not being sold/supported anymore, I am planning to get a MyHD, Fusion3, or ATI HDTV Wonder for another PC. I need to make sure the HiDTV card can play files which are recorded by whichever card is in my second PC.


Thanks.

DonP
 
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