Is that an input or an output? My 9600 only had an output.mrbarker said:I just put in a Radeon 9800 graphics cards into my pc for test purposes. Its supposed to have the ability for tv input. Does anyone know of a cable I can purchase to connect a directv dvr receiver to my radeon 9800 graphics card?
We could spend a lot of time guessing what you have or you could come out and tell us the manufacturer and model of the card that you have. Radeon 9800 describes no less than 100 different cards of differing capability.mrbarker said:My card has input and output for video
If you are using Windows XP, the programs that came with the card (or better yet, the latest versions downloaded from the ATI/AMD website) include a TV program as well as a PC-based DVR program, so in effect, you could use your PC as a DVR. It's only if you want to take the recorded video and burn it to a DVR-R would you need some other software.mrbarker said:So I will need software to watch the tv feed as well? Im not looking to use the computer as a DVR, just spare tv really without spending $500 on a new lcd Any recommnedations on software to watch the tv feed?
"VGA on the directv receiver", this makes no sense.mrbarker said:Ok.. so all the software is correct and yes im running Vista, but it wont bother me to not have the video running in the background... All I need now is the cable from the directv to the graphics card...
Im guessing VGA on the directv receiver, but I cant figure out what for the graphics cards side.. It looks like S-Video but its different... If anyone knows what cable or switch I need for that Id be greatly appeciative
You are going to want to make sure that your card is an All-in-Wonder and/or it accepts inputs. I think you may be jumping the gun a bit and confusing yourself. Does the display on your computer support DVI with HDCP by any chance?mrbarker said:Perfect!! Thats what ive been looking for.. Sorry for not being able to explain it better to everyone
That's right…I don't believe the capture function will work at all. From ATI's website:David MacLeod said:AIW 9800 has issues on vista, don't spend too much money on this without being sure it will work.