OK, I guess I am admitting my stupidity here. Regarding a thread I started on the new 9600, to which this relates, I need some help/education.
I have a ATI 9000 in my Quicksilver. I am currently driving two VGA monitors from it with the aid of a DR. Bot adapter on the DVI port. Other than some boot problems, which is an issue for a different topic, it works fine and I am not predetermined to replace the card.
However, because I want to be able to hook-up an NTSC video monitor, which only has BNC and S-video connections, I wondered about getting a 9600 or some other card with a S-video port. Ideally I'd like to continue to run the two VGA monitors with an added NTSC monitor but I suspect I can only use a total of two at a time on any given card. But the new 9600 only has 2 DVI ports, and as near as I can tell so will the new 9800. (The older 9800, 9600 and 9200 have three (VGA+DVI+S-video I think -not sure.
So here are my questions; 1) Is there a simpler solution that I'm just too dumb to think of. A) Like a switcher and a DVI or VGA to S-video adapter. Maybe there is a BNC to DVI. B) Or maybe just a second video card with S-video, that could install in an open ATI slot.
2) So should I try to get the old 9200 or 9800, Or maybe there's some card on the horizon that will solve my issue.
Loc: Florida, USA
Why not just get a AGP nVidia card that has SLi support?
You know multi-head is great and all but when you make two monitors run off one card it makes the video card split the vram so you only get half the memory, If you have a 64MB card and two monitors you then end up with 32MB on each display.
If you can why not just get a PCI card to work as the second display so then you get the full extent of the primary video card. This way there is no need to really upgrade.
Ok. Either you need a retail ati card (they have s-video) or you need a ADS Pyro. You could buy a used ati pci card that has S-video. That would be you cheapest option. The Pyro would be a great addition though. DId you check out my past article? -maestro
Maestro: I'd been so busy, the last two or three log-ons I skipped the main page and went straight to the forum. I finally looked at your comment and then went to your Pyro article. Pretty neat. I'd seen that thing and I guess I always thought is was just a capture device. With all the options especially the "out's" it might just fill the bill. I had just about decided on getting a second ATI card (maybe even the 9200 which I think you might have suggested to me a year ago but I wasn't listening) but now I'll seriously look at the Pyro.
By the way, are there any qualitative drop offs or lags by previewing to NTSC through the Pyro?
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