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NTSC and PAL cards in one PC ??

Discussion in 'ATI' started by me, Feb 18, 2004.

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    me Guest

    I have a Compaq Preario PC with an ATI Radeon 9000. It is an NTSC card,but i
    want to know if i can add another card,but with PAL capabilities,and have
    them both in the PC at the same time.
    Is this possible? If so,how do i go about installing at,and switch between
    the 2 cards when i want to use one or the other for capturing video ?
    Obviously at the moment i can capture NTSC only,but I want to capture PAL
    signals too.

    Thanks for any help in advance

    me, Feb 18, 2004
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    Minotaur Guest

    You should be able to change the display output type in the TV
    properties in the ATI section, in Properties from the desktop.
    Or from the new ATI link placed on the desktop....
    It isn't there? Get the latest Catalyst drivers.

    Minotaur, Feb 18, 2004
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    K Guest

    I have seen cards with a jumper to select PAL/NTSC. Which cards I have
    totally forgotten so you'll have to do some googling to find out.

    K, Feb 18, 2004
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    DD Guest

    This is the 21st century, in case you haven't noticed. Jumpers are
    paleolithic. Almost any reasonably up-to-date video card will allow you to
    choose between NTSC and PAL output in the drivers, you just have to look for
    it. It's a bit harder to find in ATI drivers than nVidia, but that's what
    you get when you allow engineers to design user interfaces and write

    DD, Feb 18, 2004
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    K Guest

    Well excuse me for living in the 20th century. Here are some 'paleolithic'
    video cards that have this PAL/NTSC jumper.

    ...like this Radeon 9600XT


    or this AIW 9700 Pro


    Personally I would much rather set this option in hardware than through a
    driver control panel, especially ATI's. And let's face it, you would only
    ever have to do it once and not every time you install a new driver.

    K, Feb 19, 2004
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    GTX_SlotCar Guest

    Hmm, Paleolithic seems a little strong. Can we agree on Mesolithic instead?

    GTX_SlotCar, Feb 19, 2004
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