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Coming accross this website ( http://www.hdtvauthority.com/hipix_1.htm ) I noticed they sell a 26 pin connector to connect the hipix directly to the video card.


Here's what I dug up on the site about it:


When using a PC Monitor for display, the user can even view digital

(ATSC) signals as a Picture within a Picture (PIP) on his PC monitor.

This feature also allows the window size and aspect ratio settings of the

Picture within a Picture ( PIP)* window that will appear on the PC monitor.

*VGA cards with an on board 26 pin connector (typically 'ATI' models) require

an Optional Flat Cable for connection to the HiPix DTV-200 Card in order to

enable the 'PIP' feature.


All 4 aspect ratios are available, each in several sizes, (within the

basic '16:9' and '4:3') - as per options in the Control Panel Setup Screen.

The PIP feature is also usable when the 'Auto Program' is enabled (in

'TUNER' mode) where the HiPix DTV-200 is used to Scan for, and

Compile a List of all available ATSC (Digital) or NTSC (Analog) TV

Channels - as well as when in 'LINE IN', 'S-VIDEO' or 'FILE', mode




Has anyone tried this?
 

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Ok,


I put up the $15 bucks to try it out. The checkout is via paypal and didn't add shipping which makes me a bit nervous......
 

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Did you order it yet? (I hope not...)

-The newer HiPix software releases make this cable (a "VIP cable") unnecessary, since the same ability is now in the HiPix program itself (called VOP).

-Even if your video board has the matching connector (a VIP connector), newer drivers may not support it. Any Nvidia drivers newer than the original Windows XP release do not work, for example.
 

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Yes, those old VIP interfaces aren't really found on "modern" VGA cards. The datarate is barely enough for 480p overlay anyways.
 
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