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I'd like to get the MyHD card, but I've got a couple of concerns/questions...


I use a Radeon 8500 with a transcoder hooked up to a Toshiba RPTV. I currently watch DVD's at a 1440x480p resolution. The ATI card doesn't support video overlay with interlaced resolutions, so 1080i isn't possible for video through my current setup. My set doesn't accept 720p.


I was originally concerned that if I had the MyHD card I wouldn't be able to watch any shows in resolutions greater than 540p...but when I went to digital connection and took a look at how the card is hooked up to the display, it seemed like the HD video from the MyHD card didn't even use the Radeon at all...leading me to believe that I actually WOULD be able to watch HD at 1080i. Am I correct in assuming this?


Also, does using the video 'pass through' on the MyHD card affect the quality from the Radeon at all? If I DONT use the pass through, do the control panels for the HD software appear on the desktop or on the HD Video? I'm concerned that using two different inputs on the television might just get clumsy as far as controlling the features go (switching back and forth between inputs), but I don't want to lose any quality by using the video pass through on the card....


Thanks!!!


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Yes you are correct, the MyHD is bypassing the radeon and outputting at 1080i. There are other resolutions that the MyHD card can output which can scale it down to match your TV's resolution.
 
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