I currently have a system built and configured using a P200 MMX, 64megs of RAM, that is running W2K, MP3, GPS,DVD, etc. I am using a ATI All in Wonder 8meg video card w/ TV OUT. The only hitch in the system is the DVD video performance, which is running @ about 29fps (according to PowerDVD). I would upgrade the memory but the motherboard is a little specific. It only has 2 DIMMS and with SDRAM it only goes up to 64meg and EDO up to 128. THus far the cheapest I find EDO RAM for is about $100 for 128meg (to much!) and also, this still might not get it up to speed. The next option was try using a AMD K6 CPU so I could software decode, but the board is only 66MHZ thus limiting my options to a 200MHZ CPU. The only option left is to use a Hollywood Plus decoder card. The price is right and I have 1 available PCI slot, so here's the question. Since this card uses a "pass throguh cable", will I still be able to get ALL video output via the ATI card or will I have to incorporate a A/B switch and use the ATI for TV/VDC/CAMERA and the Hollywood Plus strictly for DVD output?
No announcement yet.
Decoder with A/B switch or ATI TV OUT?