ATI 9800 XT (256MB) and Video Capture

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roonsanut

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I am building a new system and want to be able to support two displays and also connect my sattelite receiver and a VCR to watch and capture video. Will the ATI 9800 XT support this or do I need an additional Tuner or Capture card?
 

Fastlane247

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do not get an all in wonder if you are planing on gaming ... the all in wonders will get alot hotter ... if you want to game get the 9800xt and a tuner card way better choice
 

roonsanut

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Thanks, I am looking at the HAUPPAUGE 350 Tuner Card. Any exerience with other tuner cards ?
 

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Thanks, that was one of my concerns. I also was concerned an AIW card would not run as fast as the XT for gaming .

I am looking at the HAUPPAUGE 350 Tuner Card. Any exerience with other tuner cards ?
 

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no the aiw will not run as fast as the 9800xt... the 9800xt is the best card you can get right now... i am buying it as soon as the price drops a bit... it is still way to high for what it does.. the 9800pro which can be over clocked to the xt is like half the price and the benchmarks are very close to the same...
 

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Thanks for all the info. I wound up getting the 9800XT and ATI's TV Wonder Pro tuner card. Both work like a champs and I added Beyond TV (Snapstream product) to get PVR capability. The Hauppauge 250 card was almost $100 more than the TV Wonder Pro and the picture quality is not bad. Not as good as Tivo but for me I needed it mostly to watch TV and capture recordings from VCR input.

Anyway thanks again.
 
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