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Old Feb 24, 2007, 10:19 AM   #1
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Firstly, thank you forum members for all your discussions, opinions, reviews, ideas etc... You help others make educated decisions.

I enjoy my MPVR+. I am no videographer, photo expert or audiophile, I simply was looking for a hybrid that would capture some of life's treasured moments.

Still pictures: I am pleased with the results. When necessary use Picassa or any number of other photo editing softwares to "spruce-up" photos. I use good lighting, exercise patience and use a tripod when practical.

Video recording: I am pleased with the results - I use any number of video editors / encoders for filtering and or file conversion (from short 320x240 e-mail clips to DVD archive quality) -again good lighting, patience, tripod.

TV/DVD recording/playback: This feature I really like, I can put approx. 3 hours video/movie on a 2GB SD card (great for the kids in car on a road trip)

Macro: After fiddling with zoom, resolution, good lighting, a tripod and photo editing software, the close-ups are very suitable for me.

Night Mode: I don't use this mode as it seems to produce "herky-jerky" video.

MP3 playback and voice recording: What little I've used these features, they seem to work fine for me.

Summary: I like this hybrid and would consider buying it again. I keep my expectations reasonable and am generally pleased with the results.


MISC.:

Battery: The battery supplied with the MPVR+ allowed me 2hrs10mins video recording. Wanting extra back-up batteries, I purchased four BLB-2 batteries (under $20USD total shipping included) from e-bay. These back-up batteries allow for 1hrs 50mins video recording each. I do not know their milliamp rating, but they were a perfect fit, charged well in the Aiptek charger and (I feel) were reasonably priced.

e-bay link here ---> http://tinyurl.com/3x7xvv

Lens cap: trimmed 1" / 25mm vinyl leg tips worked great for me
[img]file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Administrator/My%20Documents/AIPTEK%20CAMERA/BLB-2.JPG[/img][img]file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Administrator/My%20Documents/AIPTEK%20CAMERA/BLB-2.JPG[/img]
SD cards: I now use quality cards (video clips and photos have "mysteriously" vanished when I've used less than quality SD)

Audio/Video sync: when purchased, my MPVR+ had noticeable sync problems (audio and video did not match up) firmware update from 3300 to 3502 seems to have corrected this for me. (NOTE: call AIPTEK, your results may vary - be certain you know what you are doing when updating firmware - you, alone, are responsible for your actions).

File recovery: I intentionally deleted ASF and JPG and formated SD cards to test some file recovery softwares. I was pleased to see that many of my files were recoverable using freeware data recovery software from snapfiles. (your results with data recovery will most certainly vary)

http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/sy...arecovery.html

ps - fishy, please move the 3502 link where you think it would be most appropriate.
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Wonderful write up, and super happy t osee you ae pleased, hope all can benifet from this? lookingfoward to other info supplied.

it is a sticky and if the link is active 90 days is the expiration of a dead link
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Old Feb 24, 2007, 1:52 PM   #3
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Powerpc, have you noticed any moire effects on horizontal lines like this:

http://media.putfile.com/PVR5

or this:

http://media.putfile.com/PVR3104
http://media.putfile.com/PVR3501

As you can see by one of the links, the firmware is exactly the same as yours. It is confirmed by Aiptek that the MPVR+ is just a silver version of the black PVR from bestbuy which has these problems.

These type of cameras will suffer from it to a small degree, but with the PVR it was particularly severe.




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Old Feb 24, 2007, 4:56 PM   #4
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http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=92

rgvcam I believe you got a decision to make now? he mentions in his first post?
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Old Feb 24, 2007, 10:10 PM   #5
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fishycomics wrote:
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rgvcam I believe you got a decision to make now? he mentions in his first post?

You lost me fishycomics? What did he mention in his post? I know he mentioned the firmware, hence my comment about the firmware being the same.

I have already decided on the regular MPVR which they should be shipping soon.

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Old Feb 25, 2007, 5:41 AM   #6
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rgvcam wrote:
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I have already decided on the regular MPVR which they should be shipping soon.
mpvr+,PVR orginal firmware 3104

MPVR+,PVR updated firmware 3501

Newest Firmware 3502
in between firmware 3201,3301
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MPVR orginal firmware 1501

updated firmware 1707

in between firmware

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the latest firmware has now been released? that waswhat i have poimnted to in the above link?

If you got lost you mentioned to others about what are the latest firmwares are here is a member pointing one out to the site

newest firmware n/a

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I doubt the latest firmware is to fix the video problems with the PVR as neither Ray nor Taiwan have mentioned anything and it's most likely a bug fix as it's a minor change of number.
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that can be true, but it is now the latest firmware and it is the same as the pvr as the mpvr anddv8800.
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Powerpc, have you noticed any moire effects on horizontal lines like this:
Greetings rgvcam,

Have a look - here is a short clip demonstrating at least some moire.
http://media.putfile.com/PAN-MPVR-3502

here is another reflective of video quality.
http://media.putfile.com/MPVR-3502


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Old Feb 27, 2007, 3:52 AM   #10
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PowerPc,

your Answer to the videos are obvious . somewill say"

1. moire effect,

2, granulation

3 sharpness.contrast

andmore

I rather say PRICELESS

the 1st picture shows exactly what rgvcams has no questions about it and is absolutely normal, unless you go andpurchase a mustek or other hybrid and test one out , are you? no way I bet b/c some cannot afford this? butsomewill rather do that, and try t osell the model they find worse and suffer battery loss, file compression, and more

sacraficing, is not what i am sayong affording priceless moments.

the second Video is Priceless b/c eho can say look at the vid. the exspressions etc. at least it is on tape and can be sent via email, saved to a dvd, and remembered forever on your wallpaper, or screensaver .

I find colors play a big toll and find those colors white is one of them. no t god for the hybrid

BTW the second vid has it to. you need to look real closely if you want to be picky , I am not.
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