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MSI Media Live DIVA 7.1 AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX Combo Kit of Mobo and 7ch Pre-Amplifier Card

  • AMD 780G
  • Phenom / Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 / Sempron
  • DDR2 800
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Take control of your digital entertainment media and present it with cinema-quality sound and picture on a media PC built around Micro-Star's Media Live DIVA 5.1 motherboard. Based on AMD's 780G and SB700 chipsets, this Micro-ATX board is designed to support single- and multi-core socket AM2+ and AM2 processors including Phenom, Athlon 64 X2 and Sempron CPUs.

Bulk up on memory with up to 8GB of DDR2 fitting into four 240-pin slots with dual channel support and 2600 Mhz Hyper Transport technology for increased performance. Connect to other computers networked storage at broadband speeds with the Gigabit Ethernet LAN, or store your files locally with four 3Gb/s SATA controllers which offer multiple possible RAID configurations for extra security and high-speed performance.

A dedicated PCI-Express x16 slot lets you boost graphics performance while a PCI-Express x4 slot is set aside for extra audio capabilities. The onboard MS-4141 sound card features a seven-channel Pre-Amplifier for high-powered audio through the seven-channel audio jacks or you can pump out eight channels of audio from the Realtek ALC888 chipset. Intelligent Digital Amplifier Technology uses DSP audio processing to protect your system from being overwhelmed by loud noises and sounds while meeting THX Ultra2 performance requirements. Display your video on analog or digital screens with HDMI, component and coaxial outputs. Four USB 2.0 and a FireWire port give you additional options in connecting and expanding your system.

  • newegg AMD K10 Processor Support The MSI Media Live DIVA 7.1 supports AM2 AMD processors including the Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64, Athlon FX and Sempron series as well as the latest AM2+ K10 AMD processors.
  • newegg ATI Hybrid Graphics Technology Support Based on ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU technology, ATI Hybrid Graphics allows you to combine the performance of the HD3200 integrated GPU with an applicable ATI Radeon graphics card to bring enhanced gaming performance, productivity and power efficiency.
  • newegg HDMI Output The MSI Media Live DIVA 7.1 features an HDMI output for connection to your high-definition video equipment. With the HDMI interface ensuring lossless transmission of high-quality HD video signals, play back HD contents on your computer and view them on your large HDTV set for more comfort.
  • newegg PCI Express x16 Graphics Interface The PCI Express x16 graphics interface delivers over 3.5 times the bandwidth of AGP 8X to support the latest high-performance graphics cards.
  • newegg Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity The MSI Media Live DIVA 7.1 features a fast Gigabit network interface for high-speed LAN connections at up to 1000Mbps data transfer rates with advanced security features to ward off malicious attacks. Gigabit LAN is ideal for supercharged seamless streaming of Internet audio and video content.
  • newegg IEEE 1394a Support IEEE 1394 is a widely used standard of interface between personal computers and digital AV equipment. With IEEE 1394a you can easily connect digital devices such as a digital camcorder to the IEEE 1394a port provided on this motherboard for up to 400Mbps data transfer speeds.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • James W.
  • 2/7/2010 2:31:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsFeel compelled to write my first NewEgg product review due to other negative reviews.

Pros: A very competent foundation for a HTPC build. Component video outs (first, and only MB I have ever seen with this option). 780 chipset handles blu-ray, and all video needs perfectly (had an ATI hd 4850 installed, until took chance to observe on-board graphics, and was convinced no extra video was needed! WOW onboard graphics has come a very long way! Audio out options are numerous and awesome (see other thoughts).

Cons: During install the faceplate had a layer of foam that prevented MB from matching up with screwholes on chasis, an easy removal of foam with knife from faceplate remedied situation. ***PLEASE NOTE*** I have found nothing Con wise from use of the actual product that I have been using for 4 months (Open Box purchase). --The following are MY PERSONAL WISHES FOR A DREAM HTPC MB--No PCI card slot, No DVI, No native Phenom II support, No DDR3 support, No 785 chipset, no built in wireless N. All of which are more of a "dream wish list" for my ultimate specifications for an ultimate spec dream MB for HTPC purposes, for ME in MY opinion.

Other Thoughts: My set up is as follows Thermaltake DH 101 HTPC chasis, Imation 64GB SSD x 2 running onboard RAID for OS and programs only, 4GB Mushkin DDR2@800, PCI x1 TV tuner card. I have no hard drive(s) for storage of media internally due to the fact that I use networked storage (Intel ss4200 4TB home media server) for all my storage for all devices. My boot time on Win7 Ultimate is 24s. I enjoy the co-ax digital input for use in hooking up a DAT player (that is used to record live concerts). The audio output options enable me to output to a Yamaha surround receiver via spdif, or digital coax. As well as having the ability to connect via the analog outputs to a Rotel RB-976 60W (x6) power amplifier. I enjoy the flexibility this MB provides in allowing CHOICES in audio configurations. Allowing the consumer multiple choices, and flexibility in audio outputs and input is AWESOME! As mentioned above, I WISH MSI would "update" this platform w, 785 chipset, PhenomII, a PCI card slot, wireless N.

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  • Robert H.
  • 10/22/2009 10:37:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStellar

Pros: Easy install. Great feature set. Works with Windows 7 rtm.

Cons: Dvd playback required drivers from MSI to decode the video security.

Other Thoughts: Great capabilities. Would definitely buy another.

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  • Seth H.
  • 10/13/2009 9:40:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsit kinda works

Pros: Conponent Video

Cons: Limited bios, cannot adjust memory voltages...make sure you buy memory that matches. Video running on built in 128MB sideport memory creates a very laggy experience in WIndows 7 Media Center, use the UMA option (system memory.)

Other Thoughts: There is no reason to buy this board unless you need the component video, like myself.

I would not recommend this as a 1 board HTPC solution. The 5.1 version of this board is worthwhile, it has a built in 500w amp, providing a 1 box Home Theater solution. However, The unique audio features on these boards are not PAP compliant. HDMI supports stereo PCM only (AMD chipset limitation). New LGA 1156 boards supporting Clarkdale CPUs with built in intel GPUs and the ATI 5000 series video cards will support PAP(protect audio path - Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-MA pass through to a home theater receiver for external decoding)

My 7.1 pre amp card and on board SPDIF coax did not work. Didn't RMA since I have a spare ASUS Xonar DX sound card. Plus the wife would kill me having no TV for a month during the RMA process.

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  • Curtis O.
  • 9/27/2009 1:33:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLoved it while it worked

Pros: Built in HDMI graphics, 7ch sound card and pre-amp.

Cons: ATC Catylist software not really geared for HDTV. Hard to understand and unit would loose it's graphic settings when turning off receiver/TV from time to time requiring a reboot. This is not what you want in an HTPC where you may be turning off the receiver or TV but not the computer.

First mobo died one hour into a Blue Ray DVD. Would not boot and CPU fan on quivered slightly when powering up. All SATA device, memory and PS proven good on test mobo. RMA'd it from newegg (good service) and second mobo lasted just long enough not to qualify for RMA from newegg. SAME problem but it worked awesome for over two months this time. Waiting on RMA confirmation from MSI but I'm looking for an alternative that I can depend on.

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  • David S.
  • 9/19/2009 12:02:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs2x DoA

Pros: This board fits all of my needs - everything in one board from 7.1 decoding to Component out.

Cons: RMDA'd the first board for being dead on arrival and I just plugged in the second board with the same problems. If you plug in the power supply fan or the CPU fan it won't power up. Disconnect those and it powers up but won't post and ignores the power switch completely.

Other Thoughts: I just wish this thing worked. It's everything I need and no one else sells Component out on a motherboard.

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  • Jay T.
  • 8/31/2009 2:10:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Solution

Pros: This board has a great feature set for the HTPC space.

HDMI makes for easy connectivity to HDTV.
7.1 analog audio outputs are also really nice for easy connectivity to AVR
Video quality is pretty good. I can play Blue ray with no issues, artifacts, etc.
Audio quality is best I have heard from a PC platform to date.
Paired with a low profile chassis, this has a very slick appearance and solid performance.

Cons: Default BIOS is old. Had to find an older CPU to flash the BIOS with so I could use the newer Phenom II CPU.

Docuementation could be a little better, but I have been building systems long enough that it was not much of an issue.

Would like to see this platform with a more up to date chipset like the RS785.

Would like to see better cooling for all the components on the mobo. This had a pretty good sized NB cooler, but not much of anything on the VRs like you see on other boards.

Other Thoughts: Others have mentioned that the audio card brackets are too tall. I did not check it since I was using a low profile chassis. The supplied low profile bracket worked fine for me.

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  • Michael C.
  • 5/10/2009 5:10:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFull featured board

Pros: Bought this board for my HTPC. Needed onboard Component Video and S/PDIF, this board delivers.
Nice layout, easy to work with.

Cons: Board sets all onboard fans to 100% when booting, makes for a loud startup.
Would have prefered more PWM connections.
ATI Driver seem quirky with Vista and Win7.

Other Thoughts: This board has a lot of potential in the HTPC market.
I hope further bios updates and ATI Drivers will allow further support for TrueHD and DTS-MA throught eh HDMI.

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  • Don B.
  • 4/5/2009 1:03:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsReintroduced to lineup at Newegg

Pros: High analog audio quality which many agree is better than discrete card from Asus, Auzentech, HT Omega, Creative, etc. Includes HDMI/HDCP motherboard for much less then price of Xonar HDAV. Great, if you have an AV receiver that has six or eight channel analog in.

If you can find the amplified (MS-4140) card for sale you can, like with the Diva 5.1, replace your AV receiver with a single HTPC.

Cons: Does not YET have full res TrueHD or DTS MA. Most HD discs are not sampled high enough yet to make this an issue.

Other Thoughts: Hopefully these do not have the manufacturing quirks that have been referred to in comments for the Diva 5.1: capacitors blocking use of tuner cards in slot 4 and brackets being too tall. Get new bracket from MSI in CA.

Commented on the 7.1 Pre-Amp version under 5.1 because Newegg ceased offering the pre-amp version.

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