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    Default Matrox Marvel G400-TV Display Drivers

    From what I gather from the official Matrox drivers site, there is no need to install any Display drivers on WinXP. My question is: Do I still get the Dual Head display which I would like to use for watching movies, in full screen on a TV using video out ?
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    I can't be sure, but why not just try it (if you have a slot you can plug it into!)?
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    Hello Brian, I just did and I couldn't see the tab where it shows the DualHead option. So I guess it would be part of the tools software. If I remember correctly there has been a third party mod version of the tools for WinXP by Adis. I'm not interested in the capture driver.
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    Hi Debbie,

    Just uploaded for you:
    http://rapidshare.com/files/45259248...XP_Drivers.zip

    Included:
    PowerDesk v5.92.006+
    VideoTools v3.05
    VT Cleaner v2.0

    Tested/worked with Win2000/XP/2003 (32-bit).

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    Thank you very much Adis.
    It has been a very, very long time since I used The Marvel G400-TV card.
    I'm mostly interested in PowerDesk v5.92.006+ for DualHead. It appears to be working fine on WinXP 32 bit. SP3
    There is one thing I would like to ask you, please. Whenever I switch to DualHead DVDMax the Colour quality drops to Medium (16 bit). Is this normal ? The picture is just an example.

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    OK I found the answer from the ReadMe file on the installation CD.

    Cause Your display settings may be too high. As a result, DVD video
    playback may not be fully supported by Matrox hardware.

    Solution Lower your display resolution and color palette setting. We
    recommend you use a display resolution of 1024 x 768 and a 16-bit
    color palette.
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    Holy smokes, you still running this card?

    Wow!

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    Haven't used my Marvel for several years. By chance, came across it in a clear-out a few days ago. Noted it was PCI!!!!! Things have changed! It has joined the 25 kg of WEEE (all obsolete computer gear and cables) I took to the recyclers yesterday.
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    @Elie
    No, . It's just for the fun of it. I dug it out of the garage and wondered if It still works.
    Anyways I managed to assemble a dinosaur from old hardware but it's working fine !

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    The Marvel G400-TV is AGP not PSI
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    Good for you Debbie, I am running a Parhelia in my only P4 system if that counts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie View Post
    @Brian
    The Marvel G400-TV is AGP not PSI
    My Marvel was G-200 PCI. When I looked at it t'other day, I was surprised at how coarse the connecting fingers looked! It is now in WEEE heaven being recycled!
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    Elie,
    I'm still stuck with P4s and WinXP. I have two machines both with All-In-Wonder capture cards, which have to be used on a WinXP OS since there are no available drivers for a more recent OS.
    I also like the feel of WinXP and see no reason for scraping away two perfectly working capture cards.
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    Heh. Still have my Marvel G400 running on my Win98SE box in the family room and it does just fine. Even use it for the occasional capture.

    That thing must be what? 12, 13 years old? Positively antediluvian by todays standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRSESQ View Post
    That thing must be what? 12, 13 years old? Positively antediluvian by todays standards.
    Very true !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie View Post
    Thank you very much Adis.
    You're welcome.


    Quote Originally Posted by Elie View Post
    I am running a Parhelia in my only P4 system if that counts
    I'm running Parhelia 256 in my old Pentium 3, which has also 256 MB of system RAM.

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    It is not my intention to do publicity. For those that are still on a PC with a PCI BOBO and want to capture video with a low cost PCI capture card, should consider the Compro C500, VideoMate. I bought a couple and I truly didn't regret it.
    http://www.comprousa.com/en/news_view.php?id=36
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