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ATi's AVIVO Technology

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Darkwave, 13 Jul 2006.

  1. Darkwave

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    Hi guys,

    I have been making a few newbish threads as of late, and believe me, this one is absolutely no exception! :D I am having the most difficult time trying to find out anything at all useful about ATi's AVIVO technology, specificaly tutorials on how to set it up and everything I can and cannot do with AVIVO.

    I am using a PC with an X1800XT powering the video, and scattered around I have an Xbox (non-360) console and a Sky digibox. If possible I am trying to look into connecting the console and/or digibox up to my PC, so I can display the video through my 19" LCD as the TV in here is, to be honest, a pile of carp.

    Any links to guides, tutorials, AVIVO for retards etc. would be really nice as well as any specific input from anyone with experience messing with this stuff.

    Thanks in advance.

    Sincerely yours,
    Úlfhednar.

    Addition: I have just found a "Video 101" whitepaper on ATi's site, going to see if it's at all helpful.

    Addition: Nope, that was about as useful as a chocolate teapot.
     
    Last edited: 13 Jul 2006
  2. fenderbass86

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  3. Stelly

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    lol @ chocolate teapot :)

    Stelly
     
  4. Darkwave

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    I thought it stood for Video In Video Out. :confused: I have already used it for TV-out, trying to get signal in now though.

    Dammit Stelly, that doesn't help. :p :D
     
  5. Stelly

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    Sorry I just thought it was funny

    Stelly
     
  6. Darkwave

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    It's alright. ;) Never tried video-in then?
     
  7. fenderbass86

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    Do you know how to set it up?
     
  8. Darkwave

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    Not a bloody clue, lol.

    Like I said I got TV-out working just fine but this is totally new to me. So far what I have tried is using the yellow composite cable from the yellow thingy on the back of the Sky digibox (also tried a SCART converter) and connecting it, via the composite/s-video converter, to the thingy on the back of my X1800XT. I've made sure I am using the "in" part of the converter too (made the opposite mistake when attempting TV-out.)

    Beyond that, I have no idea of what I am supposed to be doing. :( Can't find a guide of any sort either.
     
    Last edited: 13 Jul 2006
  9. Darkwave

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    Blah sod this, looks like I will be buying a TV-tuner instead.
     
  10. fenderbass86

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    Don't you get a bit of paper with instructions from your X1800XT box?
     
  11. Darkwave

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    Not that I can find, no. :( Just the card and tons of cables.
     
  12. fenderbass86

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    That's a bad choice by ATI then, i'll have a look round for some guides if your still interested.
     
  13. Darkwave

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    Aye, I cannot seem to find one shred of a manual or a guide for doing this anywhere online and nothing at all came in the box. Kind of miffed about that.

    Thanks for having a look for us mate, it's appreciated. I know this is possible because people have done it before, but the n00b is strong in this one sometimes. :(
     
  14. fenderbass86

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  15. Stelly

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  16. fenderbass86

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    In which case there is nothing out there to go by. I find that rediculous.
     
  17. Stelly

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    I agree, I mean there is a couple of white papers about the techology and some driver things, but it sill that there are no user guides

    Stelly
     
  18. UKTopGun

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    How is that not useful? Melted chocolate tastes nice! :D

    Now a computer made from cake... THAT WOULD BE USEFUL.

    Sorry having a crazy day...

    Don't know if this is any help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AVIVO

    Check out some of the External links it gives.
     
  19. Darkwave

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    Thanks for the links you guys, unfortunately I've tried all those already. :( This is well annoying.
     
  20. Darkwave

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    Yup, definitely ridiculous. Some of us are idiots. :( We need guides! :(