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MMC 7.7 vs MMC 8.1 and beyond

Discussion in 'ATI' started by Fountainhead, Oct 27, 2003.

  1. Fountainhead

    Fountainhead Guest

    OK, after much fooling around, I am now able to capture Full MPEG-2
    video at 720x480 with no dropped frames using my AIW7500. I intend to
    use this PC as a dedicated PVR.

    With the AIW 7500, I'm limited to MMC 7.7, unless I pay for the upgrade
    to 8.1 (and subsequent releases). Is there anything worthwhile in the
    releases later than 7.7 that would benefit me for my current purpose of
    recording from TV, and occasional VHS copy? Any new improvements to
    captures, or whiz bang features that justify purchasing the upgrade?

    Fountainhead, Oct 27, 2003
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    Greg Guest

    I've had issues with Guide Plus recording when anything greater than MMC 8.1
    and Cat 3.2 is installed and more issues when recording from MMC 8.7 in any
    program with AIW 7500. Suspect this also relates to which Cat version is
    used. Currently I've given up on Guide Plus recording and use Cat 3.8 with
    MMC 8.1. Several emails to ATI have not found an answer although their tech
    department personnel do not seem to talk to each other so I start from
    scratch each time.
    Greg, Oct 29, 2003
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