From: Bruce Markowitz (scosgt_at_worldnet.att.net)
Date: Mon Dec 02 2002 - 10:54:57 EST
Yes, they both work. The DEVA has a video input as well, which could be
useful. I prefer the IBM card, but it is not TRUE hardware playback, which
the Margi card is. THe 570E does not need a Margi card, and there is no real
reason to use it there.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven Gorenbergh" <gorenbergh_at_mags.net>
To: <scosgt_at_worldnet.att.net>; <thinkpad_at_stderr.org>
Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 10:41 AM
Subject: Re: [Thinkpad] [TP 770X] DVD Upgrade Options
> Thank you for the advice and the insights about DVD drives when used
> in an external device. You have convinced me, I will acquire a TP770
> DVD Drive.
> I would appreciate your advice on the use of the Margi DVD-to-Go
> as compared to the the IBM ThinkPad 770 DVD Enhanced Video Adapter (DEVA).
> Will the Margi PCCard work as well as the DEVA to support DVD playback
> on my TP770X?
> I would like to share the Margi Card between my TP770X (home)
> and my TP570E (travel)
> Thanks for your insights and advice.
> | From: "Bruce Markowitz" <scosgt_at_worldnet.att.net>
> | To: "Steven Gorenbergh" <gorenbergh_at_mags.net>, <thinkpad_at_stderr.org>
> | Subject: Re: [Thinkpad] [TP 770X] DVD Upgrade Options
> | Date: Sun, 1 Dec 2002 17:18:17 -0500
> | The "stutter" is caused by the DVD drive not being able to transfer DATA
> | fast enough to feed the bus. That is why one needs to enable DMA on DVD
> | drives to get smooth playback. The Portable Drive Bay is, AFAIK, NOT a
> | CardBus device, and it won't work.
> | The EXP portable DVD emulates CardBus SCSI, and thus is able to get the
> | rates needed for DVD
> | If you really want DVD on that machine, buy a 770 DVD drive.
> | I think it has motion compensation and should play DVD without a Margi
> | or EVA, but I may be wrong about that
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