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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by XL Guru, Oct 13, 2003.

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  1. XL Guru

    XL Guru Thread Starter

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    Apologies in advance if any of this is laughably stupid, I know precious little about hardware.

    I have a Packard Bell imedia 5050. The graphics are built into the chipset, and too feeble to run a new game I bought for #2 son.

    So I shopped around for an upgrade, and decided on/bought a Radeon 7000 64MB DDR TVO PCI. The PC has 3 PCI slots and won't take AGP. I picked this one over the 32MB version as for an extra £5 the TVO (I took to mean TV Out) would enable us to watch DVDs thru the TV rather than buy a separate player.

    Install went OK. Took a while finding the manual (incorrect version on the install CD), only to find it said "the RADEON 7000 64MB *AGP* version has TV Out capability". So I guess the questions are -

    1. Have I been misled by the vendor's ad?
    http://www.gladiatorcomputers.com/c...ds.html#aATI700064MBDDRPCI#aATI700064MBDDRPCI

    2. Am I reading the manual (page 27) right?
    http://ati.com/support/manualpdf/ra...PHICS&prod=PCproducts&submit.x=11&submit.y=11

    3. Is there much chance of finding an alternate PCI card that will run TVO for less (extra) money than a DVD player would cost?

    TVMIA for any advice,
    Andy
     
  2. Rockn

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    It has video out, that's what the S-vieo is for.
     
  3. XL Guru

    XL Guru Thread Starter

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    Thanks Rockn ; thought that, but the manual threw me + hardware is scary.

    A weird thing is (it was installed from his XP desktop, now) it won't let me run the config prog from c:\program files. You can only get into setup stuff from Display Properties -- Settings -- Advanced -- ATI Displays on *his* desktop because mine doesn't have the ATI Displays option. I think we tried this once but didn't get anywhere. Maybe I'll update with clearer info tomorrow, after he gets up.

    Rgds,
    Andy
     
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