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    hey there gals & guys

    I'm currently looking to buy a dual monitor video card (one output for a digital projector and the other to control it) for my church. Currently I'm looking at trying to find an ATI Radeon VE. So far from what I've read it has a pretty good interface, better than nVidia and Matrox. I think a card with s-video output is the way to go at the moment.

    I want a card that can have one output as a standard monitor and the other output as s-video for the projector. The outputs need to be totally independant of one another. I also need to obtain a good presentation package for projectors that supports a dual monitor config.

    Any comments / suggestions are greatly appreicated !

    Thanks
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    am using a Matrox Millennium G450 with two 17inch monitors.
    nice..am happy with the set up
    but am thinking of upgrading to the Radeon 7500 cause dun think that the matrox supports open GL
    anyway the ATI cards are definately great:afro:

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    The 8500 is a very nice card. I love mine, and will probably get another one to finalize my other rig;)

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    Not sure if XP supports this idea (but someone else may tell us) but I personally know that 98 and later do but if that 1st (and usually unusable) PCI slot is clear and 3D acceleration isn't required plus ya happy with the video card ya currently have then ya could consider a cheap PCI vid card to run a second monitor just for web surfin', office apps, extended desktop and such. :smokin:
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    Hmmmm, so just two dodgy old vid cards (one with tv out) then ??

    Guess you need special software to control them too huh ?
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    Well Win98/SE will do it itself with no extra software needed. ;)
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    both the Matrox millennium and Ati 8500 have multi monitor support
    do u dun need 2 use a pci graphics card

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    All I want is the cheapest possible solution (no 3D required) that will give me independant tv-out and a standard 'ol monitor. Don't care what it is. I've heard recently that the tv-out from the nVidia cards is pretty crusty. Maybe I should look at something else...

    So Wiggo, win 98 has built in support for dual vid cards eh ? I guess later OS's also have that support then.

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    I know that NT4 didn't but I havn't heard of it bein' tried on 2k or XP yet. :smokin:
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    win98 supports 9 monitors
    win2k/XP supports 10 monitors

    Not all video cards support dual (or more) monitors - check out HCL at MS to find which ones work (TNT's do)

    I've had the Matrox G400 at work for a couple of years works very well

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