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Hannibal

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What is "VIVO"??
« on: 02-February-05, 06:09:51 »

Well.... I am in the market for a pci-e card and some of the higher end ones are touting "VIVO". I understand it is Video in, video out. But what is that for and what can I do with it?

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Beaon

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« Reply #1 on: 02-February-05, 06:39:55 »

you will have the option of having a Coax cable going in. You can do alot with VIVO.

Basically you can have an external signal send in video. Cable TV? Satalite? Regular local channels? Or another device. Its quiet nice for turning your system into a TIVO and has other perks as well.
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Hannibal

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« Reply #2 on: 02-February-05, 06:44:04 »

Ok, SO I can watch TV on my PC? Record to DVD etc??
 WHat is TIVO? vs VIVO :idea: :rolleyes_anim:
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Beaon

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« Reply #3 on: 02-February-05, 16:20:58 »

VIVO is a device on your video card that makes it capable of recreiving input video.

TIVO is the ability to record videos and save them on that machine. Tivo is more like a service or a workstation capable of preforming that service.
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Hannibal

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« Reply #4 on: 02-February-05, 17:07:06 »

So, If I get a vid card that is "VIVO" Capable, then...

1.I can watch TV etc on my PC
2. I will be "TIVO" enabled on my Desktop to record to DVD Etc?
3. I thought VIVO had to do with camcorders etc, allowing me to transfer video to my PC.   (also on 1394 Firewire)

Is it worth it to look for this VIVO feature on a video card?? It looks just like an S-Video jack, so I am a little thrown off.

**PS** Will this VIVO Allow me to transfer signal to an HDTV (If I had one)? SO like I could play games on my 42" toshiba DLP? :idea:
« Last Edit: 03-February-05, 00:08:18 by Hannibal »
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Beaon

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« Reply #5 on: 02-February-05, 20:32:02 »

S-Video is simply video out.  It is not a video in or a VIVO attribute.


You should have a Coaxal in.

1. yes
2. yes
3. I dont know much about this technology however I am sure there is away to set this option up in your home entertainment system and then into your system.
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=LKS= KA DRUMA

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« Reply #6 on: 02-February-05, 21:58:28 »

I believe on some boards the s-video will do video in, but it has to be "VIVO".  I think the MSI 5900xt was like this.  If there is S-vid but no VIVO designation, then its only video out.

I Use Ati tv wonder pro. My comp is a pseudo Tivo box.  Now i have to stop playing games to record shows for my wife, not my intention but too late now.  :smash2:



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