|Originally posted by rudolpht
Assume I'll need to get an Audio Authority to go VGA D-Sub to component (had one back in the DTC-100 "early days").
No, you don't need one of those with the HiPix. The HiPix will output RGBHV in VGA format or YpBpR using the RGB cables of a VGA breakout cable. G=Y, R-pR, B=pB. This is menu slectable. The HiPix can alternate with the computer's VGA display using a jumper cable supplied or the computer can operate with it's own VGA monitor using the HiPix only for HDTV.
Note that the HiPix does not replace your VGA card. You still need that for the computer to operate. Likewise the HiPix cannot be used as the VGA card either. It only outputs the HDTV analog signals. All the one monitor solution does is to switch the VGA card's signal out the HiPix output cable.
The HiPix does not get along with other capture cards either. For example I tried to include a Hauppauge PVR card with the HiPix for SDTV recording - couldn't be done.
Otherwise it's a great product. I have had one since the first 50 went out a year ago.