___Having used the Rage chipset in the ancient by todayâ€™s std.â€™s Rage Fury, you are really walking backwards with that video chipset. When watching DVDâ€™s via 19â€ Monitor (I used to do that by the way ), you could easily see the poor output in comparison to the Matrox G400â€™s, GeForce 256â€™s, even the Hollywood + over the PQ of that Rage Fury I was playing with 2 + years ago. You can easily see improvements from that point in time with the GeForce 2â€™s/3â€™s as well as the Radeonâ€™s afterwards.
___The Matrox G400/500 series of cards DVD output was surpassed well over 2 years ago by first the GeForceâ€™s and than the Radeonâ€™s. Having no overlay control really pounded the nail in their coffin as well. Maybe today they have a overlay adjustments in their driver sets but the Radeonâ€™s are cheaper and have the best output to date.
I have an AIT Rage Pro 128 3d card right now and am planning on setting up a HTPC. The ATI has S-video and RCA output. I am also going to be making a custom cable to output VGA to the RBG input on a Sony 1030Q projector. Since that will use the VGA would it be better to use a newer card? Also have an Nvidia TNT chipset card. Would not be opposed to *buying* a new card either - Which card is the current "best bang for the buck" in terms of Home Theater performance?
Xcel, i actually have these 4 cards and after spending $2300 on an audio upgrade last month i need to take it easy for a while (WAF) so if u have to choose one of these 4 cards what would it be and why?
___Finally, I see you can still pick up the Radeon â€œLEâ€™sâ€ for ~ $75.00 shipped here in the states. Fanless and the best PQ from a video card to date is about all that needs to be said. Driver support is a bit flaky as has been the case with all ATI cards produced in the last 5 years but once setup, you will not regret spending so little for such a nice display
A forum community dedicated to home theater owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about home audio/video, TVs, projectors, screens, receivers, speakers, projects, DIY’s, product reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more!