Have an old ATI adapter from eons ago that supposedly converted DVI to 1080i for the following card families:
Radeon 9500 series
Radeon 9550 series
Radeon 9600 series
Radeon 9700 series
Radeon 9800 series
Now want to get a PCIE one. Suggestions? I prefer to stay with the "built by ATI" ones and want dual display.
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where else but ebay ??
I didn't think the 9000 series cards could play 1080i/1080p. I bought an HD2400XT to play 1080 on an Intel DG965WH motherboard with 3.4Ghz Pentium D and it was hit and miss what 1080 files it would play. I ended up giving the PC to someone else and building a new PC with a Gigabyte ga-e35dsl3p MB, Q6600 cpu and GeForce GTS450.
Well, I guess I'm a dummy. For some reason, I mis-remembered that the Radeon pci-e videos started somewhere in the late 9000s. Looks like I may be up a creek. Got mb with AGP, but only single core. Got dual-core mb with PCI-E, but none of the DVI-Component Radeons fit & think the pci ones wouldn't do too well. That would just leave an active DVI or VGA to Component contraption. May be a gift that's just too expensive to keep Anyone else have a brainstorm?
Edit: Forgot to mention that I've been to the Egg & saw a couple of VisionTek cards, but my recollection is that VisionTek was not a particularly good vendor.
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I had an ATI 7500 64MB PCI card also (2003-2007) which captured and played 720x480 content with no problem at all but to be able to capture and play HD content, I needed a HD capture card since I couldn't run the ATI card with another graphics card. I bought a Hauppauge card for capture and the HD2400XT. I tried the TV Wonder card but the 1st one was broken and the 2nd one sucked. The Hauppauge worked well for a while but I needed the 1212 PVR to capture from my cable box and a better graphics card.
However, I think passing on that gift makes some sense given how much money you need to spend to use it. Also, although a 1080i component connection is OK for playing video, it is not going to look particularly good displaying typical Windows programs.
I have a AIW 9800Pro in my "maybe someone will want this" box and you have me feeling greedy now.