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Sorry, but my last post on this subject (Friday) got no answer. Same result in the ATI newsgroup.


Here it is:


Is there any reason to wait for the promised ATI VGA to component dongle for the Radeon 8500 DVC, or will a transcoder do exactly the same thing or better?


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When they announced that playing protected material (DVD) through the dongle would be limited to output resolutions of only 480 lines it got a very negative response. So negative in fact that it makes me wonder if the dongle will ever be released.


I personally wouldn't wait for it.


- Tom
 

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I agree, get a transcoder now and don't wait for ATi!
 

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Thanks for the responses.


Nobody suggests the (much cheaper) Audio Authority box? I'll spend the extra to know I got the better unit if it is truly better quality.


Once again, thanks.
 

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Don't know for a fact, but forum says ------ Key Digital wins.
 

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Originally posted by pawn
Thanks for the responses.


Nobody suggests the (much cheaper) Audio Authority box? I'll spend the extra to know I got the better unit if it is truly better quality.


Once again, thanks.
I have tried all three: RCA, AA & KD.

Key Digital wins hands down.

Lesson #1:

In life, you get what you pay for.
 

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Hi All:


___We may have not heard the last of the ATI Component dongle just yet … The device will not play copy right protected Macrovision/CSS type media at anything higher than 480p but it will play non-protected media, games, and general DT apps (supposedly) at a scaled output most will find more than satisfactory. I have not seen it myself but have heard about it from more than one source now so take that for what its worth.


___As far as the transcoders, the AA 9A60 was better than the original KD units but not the latest per Karnis’ own discussion and use.


___Good Luck


___Wayne R. Gerdes

___Hunt Club Farms Landscaping Ltd.

___ [email protected]
 
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