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9600 AIW vs 9800 AIW

Discussion in 'ATI' started by Big Toe, Dec 26, 2003.

  1. Big Toe

    Big Toe Guest

    I'm under the impression the 9600 AIW can record from tuner
    directly to DVD. Is this true and can the 9800 AIW do this as well?

    Being only a casual gamer is there any major advantage forking over
    the extra $140 for the 9800?

    thanks for any info.
    Big Toe, Dec 26, 2003
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    Tod Guest

    I'm a gamer and the ATI 9100 has worked great for me.
    So the ATI 9600 XT I got for Christmas should be enough.
    But I'm thinking of swapping it for the 9600 Pro All in Wonder.
    Tod, Dec 26, 2003
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    Mike P Guest

    Gaming speed and DVI out are the only advantages for the 9800proAIW, price,
    FM tuner and dual vga connectors are the 9600pro advantages.

    Mike P, Dec 26, 2003
  4. I don't think any of the AIW cards include software to record directly
    on to a DVD-R but they do all (well all going back quite a way anyway)
    record to your hard disk in DVD compatible MPEG-2 format which means
    editing (with extra software) and then burning onto DVD-R (or -RW, +R,
    +RW) does not involve a lengthy conversion process, just simple
    conversion from MPEG-2 to VOB.
    Brian Gregory [UK], Dec 27, 2003
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    Mike P Guest

    My 9600pro AIW came with pinnacle8, which will burn to cd/dvd.
    I haven't used it yet though, I'm using nero.
    Mike P, Dec 27, 2003
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    Big Toe Guest


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    The above line is what led me to that conclusion. It's a moot point
    now anyway since I have just ordered the AIW 9600 Pro.

    Thanks guys for your feedback.

    Big Toe, Dec 28, 2003
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