Anyone using this card on their HTPC, if so how do you like it? Do I have to purchase ATI's VGA to component adapter, or can I buy any VGA to component adapter? If I do buy ATI's adapter, do the dip switches interfere with using powerstrip?
I'm using an ATI 8500 DV AIW for my HTPC. It works well for me. I did purchase the HDTV converter but I'm not using it currently. I'm using the DVI->RGB converter and then into the RGB input of my new TV. On my previous TV I was using the RCA RGB->Component converter and powerstrip.
I found the resolution restrictions of the adapter to restrictive. I prefer to use powerstrip to get custom resolutions.
I've never tried to use powerstrip on top of the HDTV adapter. I assumed it would not work.
I agree. The HDTV adapter is too restrictive. I use a straight DVI connection now, but before that I used the AA vga to component converter. I used the HDTV adapter for about ten minutes and got fed up with it.
I do not have the AIW, just the 8500 128MB. I noticed that ATI's adapter was only VGA to YPrPb for this card, but they did have a DVI to YPrPb for the AIW. Is one better than the other? Can I just buy any DVI or VGA adapter to use with the 8500 when I use Powerstrip?
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