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Newegg just received another HIS X1950pro 512mb. As you can see here it is $60 less.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...SubCategory=48

As I am looking at the 2 cards I can only see one difference. That would be that the cheaper one doesn't have VIVO, would I be correct in assuming this?
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That's correct. They are the exact same, only one has VIVO, one does not.
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That's correct. They are the exact same, only one has VIVO, one does not.
Hmmmm...sounds like a great deal then since I never use the VIVO features. Thank you.
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Is viivo even worth it?
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Is viivo even worth it?
It is if you think you'll use it.

For anybody who likes to watch TV on their computer or works with analogue video, VIVO is well worth the extra cost, but if you'll just be gaming and nothing else, the cheaper card is better.
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It is if you think you'll use it.

For anybody who likes to watch TV on their computer or works with analogue video, VIVO is well worth the extra cost, but if you'll just be gaming and nothing else, the cheaper card is better.
I use my PC for television (totally replaced cable LMAO), and I have the VIVO HIS X1950 Pro. How does this benefit TV viewing? Are you referring to the ability to record the TV monitor? If not, explain this please.......I've always wondered if AVIVO offered some sort of encoding/decoding technology that could improve MPEG image quality or something.....
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VIVO means Video In Video Out.
So, VIVO cards can bring video into the computer. So, what ever you want to do with that video, record it, display it, the VIVO cards can do it.

The Non VIVO cards can NOT bring video into the computer, they can only display the computer display on the TV (as most cards have vid out).

Does that clear it up for you? With your VIVO, you can bring the video stream into your computer, so you can do with it what ever you want your computer to do with it. Wether that's just watching, manipulating the vid, or even recording it.

oh, i think i repeated myself. oh, well, I just got up. Merry Xmas all. =)
    
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I use my PC for television (totally replaced cable LMAO), and I have the VIVO HIS X1950 Pro. How does this benefit TV viewing? Are you referring to the ability to record the TV monitor? If not, explain this please.......I've always wondered if AVIVO offered some sort of encoding/decoding technology that could improve MPEG image quality or something.....
Vivo and AVIVO are 2 different things:

VIVO
Video in and Video out as explained by nyder

Avivo
Ati's new video playback technology: http://ati.amd.com/technology/Avivo/index.html

Hope this explains all

As for connecting your TV to your PC. Any videocard with a S-video out can do that. Most cards have this.
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