Frustrated w/ ESPN 360

March 6, 2010 at 18:07:54
Specs: Windows XP, P4/750mb
For well over two months I have been trying to watch basketball games on
They switched to a new player from Move Networks. I have tried everything I can think of and everything the ESPN techs suggested. I started with 256 mb of ram. Bumped that to 768mb. No help, bought a 128mb Nvidia Geforce Ti 4400 AGP 4x (size of my motherboard connector) and installed it. I have tried using hard drive space on a second drive for caching. The new video card helped some to clean up the image. When the players are stopped like in a timeout the picture is real clear, but once they start running the picture is somewhat blurry. There is still a lot of hesitation and the video stops frequently I guess to catch up. Does anyone have any suggestions how to make this better short of buying another video card? I have another 64mb PCI Nvidia Ti200 card that I replaced is there a chance of using both at the same time to up my video memory some more? Would I need to cable them together somehow? If so how? I saw something about using two video cards together in the same system, but can't find it now.

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March 6, 2010 at 18:25:52
You have not mentioned at all the type/capacity of your internet connection and whether you share it with others. That is likely to be one limiting factor to your live video viewing experience. And no. there is no way to combine the two video cards you have using the motherboard and cards you currently have.

Here's some reading on the matter:

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March 6, 2010 at 18:42:18
"What are the minimum system requirements needed to watch videos?

We recommend the following for the best experience:

Processor Speed: Single Core CPU @ 2.4GHz or Dual Core CPU
Memory: 512 MB of RAM (minimum of 256 MB)
Video Memory: 128 MB of Video RAM
Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7
Browsers: Internet Explorer 6+ and Mozilla Firefox 2.0+ (64-bit browsers are NOT supported)
Plugins: Adobe Flash Player 8+, Move Media Player plug-in
Screen Resolution: 1024x768 or higher with 32-bit color
Connection Speed: 768 Kbps (minimum of 450 Kbps)
**It is recommended that you have Direct X 9 installed."

You need a better video card than the ancient Ti4400 AGP or Ti200 PCI. Those cards are 8 & 9 years old respectively. You need something a little newer that at least supports DX9.

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March 8, 2010 at 08:13:45
Thanks for all your help. My connection speed is: DSL 768. I guess that since all the other items on the list above are done that it is my video card. I will just have to swallow the lump and buy a faster card. I do not have a PCI-E connection and my AGP connection is only a 4X due to the age of my Dell. Will I be able to get what I need with only a PCI connection? . My processor is a P4 operating at 1.85 GHZ. Does this mean that I should also be looking for a new processor and motherboard? Again thanks for the help

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