[wayne grauel]"looking at various systems, some say media-100i V 8
others just say media 100 v8"
They all are Media 100 i. You have to look what kind of system it is (XR/XS/...), and what options are included (DV, SDI,RTFX...)
The serial numbers of the software are tied to a board serial. So if you have an XS encryption code it only works with the board the code is created for. If you get another board you need the encryption code for this boardset.