Ok I have been reading these forums for the last couple months which I used to prepare myself to buy a HDTV and the stuff necessary for connecting my PC as a HTPC. I ended up with a SONY hs510 and am very happy =). I also have a AIW 9800 pro setup and just started messing with connecting it to the TV. I don't have powerstrip yet, and I don't want it until I get a better understanding of a couple of things.
Mainly I am confused as to which ATI dongle is which. Inside the AIW box I got a splitter that ran from a video out port on the back of the card and split into the component cables, with also a SPDIF cable attached. The instructions call this a HDTV component adapter, but from what I have been reading you guys are using a adapter that runs from your DVI/VGA port and splits directly into component connectors..... so am I using the wrong thing? Functionality wise are they going to be the same?
Mainly I am interested in gaming, especially with custom resolutions. I read the thread by nintari, and I saw Tigerdave had some great sucess with the component adapter, cats 3.7, and the 3.45 beta of powerstrip. I am assuming thats the adapter from the vga port? Can anyone tell me if I should get the same thing from my component dongle?
Last thing is overscan. I have it hooked up without powerstrip as I said, and I can only get 640x480 output. This doesn't suprise me, but there is like 4% overscan on all sides... can I get rid of this in anyway? Even with powerstrip?.
Sorry for the length but I am so confused with this.... if anyone could answer this and point me in the right direction for using powerstrip with my dongle that would be great thanks.
p.s. I already sent that feedback form to ATI for the dongle =).