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DVD question
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Thanks for the help with the question of my hard drive! I'd also like to add a DVD drive, but I'm not really familiar with some of the components. I'd like to have some sort of hardware decoder, because I want to be able to see the DVDs on a TV screen as well as on the computer monitor. My question is how such a decoder would work with my current regular video accelerator card. I have a PCI Voodoo3 3000. Is there a way that it could still be used, along with a DVD decoder card with a TV output? I was thinking that maybe one card would connect somehow to the other?? Or do I need to buy a different kind of accelerator card? A guy at Staples said I should have an AGP accelerator card with a TV output. If I could get along without buying a new accelerator card and keep using the Voodoo, that would be great. Any thoughts would be appreciated!
Thanks,
Matthew

1. RE: DVD question
lbyard Jun-04-01 03:37 PM
In response to message 0
Staples... hmmm (http://duxcw.com/newsltr/vol1/4.htm). I installed a decoder, DVD drive, etc. sometime ago and wrote it up. You can read about it here: http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/buildcom/athlon/ath_1.htm. Larry

2. RE: DVD question
deerslayer Jun-21-01 12:45 PM
In response to message 1
LAST EDITED ON Jun-21-01 AT 12:48 PM (GMT)

LAST EDITED ON Jun-21-01 AT 12:47 PM (GMT)

If you have a decent computer, a decoder card is not a must. I use WIN DVD and Power DVD. Also I must say that the DVD playback with a Radeon 64 ddr video card is the best I have seen by far. The radeon has video in, video out. As well as TV out, so you could hook it up to any TV.

Pentium 3 1000 @ 1185, Abit bx-133, 256 Mb Mushkin Rev.3 cas 2-2-2, Leadtek GeForce 3 Air Cooled.


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