thanks for the response guys.
yea suzook, the Ati x1900 series support HDCP. Also some of the high-end nVidia cards support that as well.
Yes the drywall I got here is thicker.
I wax it coz I'm weird. Some people know me that i'm weird.. I just love that glare.. I like glossy and reflectie pictures.
Hey Rich, I take it back what I said about the SD performance between the two TVs. With this new card I didn't actually get to test out SD DVD movies, just the HD ones. I ran the SD DVD movie Star Wars: Last Episode and I was stunned, by the performance of the 7UY. In real-time viewing experience I see the black levels and details in the dark on the 7UY is dead on close to the 9UK. I never expected this. I didn't think that going with the high-end ATi card would make the difference. I took some screenshots to get a feel of what they're like.
7UY on the left. 9UK on the right.
Both TVs are from exact same standard setting from the HTPC. And the settings from both TVs themselves are exactly the same. The only difference is that the 7UY is using the SVGA(UXGA) cable and the 9UK is using DVI-D cable.
Now I realized how CRAP the built-in nVidia GeForce Go7400 on the laptop performed. It's a night and day difference. With this ATi card I'm seeing so much more detail and deeper tone of the colors and quality.
I also noticed that the 7UY has *slight* amount of red push. The 9UK doesn't seem to have it. However if there is green, like grass in the outdoor for example, when it's wet (rainy day), the 7UY pushes green better. The grass looks more like "wet-look". I really love that feeling. The 9UK is known to have more natural color, which is fine, but in some cases it's a little too boring. There is no excitement in the picture. The 7UY has more of lively colors, a bit more vibrant. I like that. This is subjective, of course...
yea if I'm married I wouldn't be able to get another plasma unless if my future wife is an AV enthusiast.