If you can find the 7200 that is a good buy, otherwise go for a 7500. The 8500 has issues with gamma and should be avoided until the fixed drivers become available. The 7000 has lower quality DACs & should also be avoided.
If you are not planning to use over 1024x768 resolution then it does not matter which Radeon you use. Fanless is better for HTPC so Radeon 7000 or 7200 would be a good choice.
Radeon 7000 has lower quality DAC but there is no way to see difference in PQ if one does not use over [email protected] resolution. I have compared Radeon 7000/7500/8500 and i did not see any difference in DVD PQ.
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