Need a decent low-cost DVI-OUT video card

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Just gave my Mother my Dell 20" Flat Panel that
    I just upgraded with their newest model.

    Problem is, her computer doesn't have DVI out,
    thus I am displaying it in ANALOG mode and the
    picture has much to be desired.

    I just need a basic 64-128MB video card with DVI-OUT.

    Not going to be gaming. Don't need anything
    high priced, but I do want the graphics to be sharp
    at 1600x1200.

    Anybody recommend a basic DVI-OUT card?

    The Radeon 9600SE looks interesting, but I can't
    figure out if it has DVI-OUT.
     
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    9600 should have DVI out.

    Look for GeforceFX 5200 series
    Radeon 9000/9200 Series
    Radeon 7000 Series (really cheap)

    in the cheap but with DVI categories [​IMG]
     
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    The best value in a reliable htpc card seems to be the Saphire Radeon 9500. I have had a 7500, 9000 Pro and tested a 9500 in my htpc. The 9500 is the way to go for picture quality/value. I have read of some people having overlay problems with some 9600 cards. The Saphires will also work with the unified Cataylyst drivers.

    The 7500, 9000 Pro and 9500 are all dual head DVI/15 pin vga cards. I beleive some maufacturers drop the dual head feature in the value versions.

    (BTW, how come your Cougar has a hood scoop? Is this stock?)
     
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    I will also recommend a Radeon 9200. I have the Powercolor version with 128MB and it was around $60.
     

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