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FordGT90Concept Aug 10, 2006, 07:36pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Say Goodbye to ATI
I couldn't tell you where the power connector is on any of my cards because it isn't common knowledge. The only way they would be able to tell you is if you gave them the card's model number and they had technical details readily available.

If I remember what I forgot, I have not forgotten it.
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Aug 10, 2006, 07:45pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Say Goodbye to ATI
I hooked up my buddy's 64" Pioneer HDTV to his X1900XTX (and before that with his X850), it was as easy as pie. The video card is also hooked up to his Samsung LCD monitor, with no problems.

I have my GTO hooked up to an old, old TV with VIVO which also works just fine. I always hear about people complaining about ATI's drivers... but I've been using ATI for years and haven't had a problem yet that wasn't my own fault (or easily fixed by me -- tech support is for Mac users and mental patients). Their drivers are fine, but I do agree that CCC pretty much sucks. Which is why I use and recommend ATI Tray Tools.

That said, I'm sure that various optimizations and tweaks will arise due to re-writing portions of the driver sources (if they do in fact get released). There may even be complete re-writes that will increase performance by big margins; if that happened, I'd be more than willing to give 'em a go. However, I'm much more excited about the possibility of stable, high performance 3D drivers for Linux.


guru Shane Aug 10, 2006, 08:23pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Say Goodbye to ATI
McFly, it was easy for me to make hook it up and make it work too, but setting changes, unplugging interfaces, recording Live TV, rebooting the machine, etc... all caused issues. For instance, how would the wrong monitor be used as a default, if the PC wasn't turned off? I actually think that leaving the TV on and just changing the channels might have also been part of the problem, but it's hard to say what was causing the problem exactly. I'm a power user, therefore I'll see what most people don't. Just like you said, it was your friend's setup. Do you live with your friend? If not, then you don't really know that he ever had issues with it, and he might not have even mentioned it, if he did. No offense at all, but I'm basing my input on my actual experience, and not "He said, she said."

I've got to say that I totally agree with your thoughts on tech support. lol

Aug 10, 2006, 08:43pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Say Goodbye to ATI
I don't live with him now, but we were roommates for two years (he only had a 42" TV for most of that time), and we used video input and output between his reciever/television and our computers all the time. The hardest thing we had to do was hide the cables; everything else was easy.

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