Better TV-Out: Radeon or Matrox?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Scott L, Apr 23, 2002.

  1. Scott L

    Scott L Producer

    Feb 29, 2000
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    I'm looking to play MAME games and maybe some DVD watching on my TV. I currently have an Elsa Gladiac gf2 gts but no one sells the S-video VIVO module, and I don't play PC games anymore.
    I ran some searches and it seems the best AGP cards for dual display are Radeons and Matrox's. They both have S-video out (or component for the Radeon with a DVI adapter) and are similarly priced. I'm leaning towards the Radeon 7500 as it seems to be more popular but I wanted to get more recommendations before I make the plunge to non-nVidia. [​IMG]
    Alternatively I can just add on a pci card that has S-video out but everyone seems to say AGP is always better for TV-out.
    Any help appreciated.
  2. Drew Wimmer

    Drew Wimmer Stunt Coordinator

    Feb 18, 2002
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    radeon, in addiiton to the great visual quality, all recent ati cards have some of the best hardware DVD decoding you can buy for a pc

    matrox is really good for 2-d rendering, and that's about it (in my experience anyway)

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