- Dec 5, 2002
Are the ATI AIW's the way to go for a newbie to HTPC? Perhaps I am getting a little confused but the ATI AIW 8500DV is around $185. The same site lists the Radeon 9500 Pro 128MB for $189. What are the benefits of each. I "might" (probably will) be using it as a PVR but am I correct in assuming that you will only be able to record channels 1-100 (i.e. now HBO, Showtime, etc)? Would this video card work with something like the Revolution 7.1? Can you recommend a better sound card? I have a 7.1 HK AVR525 that the sound will be going to. Do I need a 7.1 sound card or just one with optical outs? Help!!!!