Creative Dxr2 decoder incompatible with Voodoo3?
A salesman recently told me this; has anyone heard anything like this? Does this mean the v3 is incompatible with most older decoder cards? Does this mean I have to go with a Dxr3? I mostly want a dvd to watch movies...
Or how about just going to software decoding?; the voodoo3 comes with a mail in coupon to 3dfx for dvd software...I recently o/c my AMD K6-2 333 to 350, and as soon as I can get my hands on a couple of jumpers, I'm going to try for 400Mhz...this should be fast enough for software decoding, no?
Any input would be greatly appreciated...Thanks all...
P.S. Also, can anyone recommend any good dvd player software? Thx.
[This message has been edited by Andrew (edited 08-14-99).]
I had mine running at 380 (K6-2 333) with software decoding, V3 2000 AGP, and it sucked big time. I had to reduce the quality to not get jitters during the movie and it takes so much cpu power up that the K6-2's under like 450 or so cannot handle the full quality of the DVD, unless the software comes with 3dnow enhancements, im not sure how much this would help though. I recommend this to everybody, get a real DVD player for your TV, if you want this to just watch movies, its much more worth while to watch them on your TV set, which is most likely bigger than your monitor is. I have them both and my DVD in my computer, which I just took out cause its worthless, doesnot get any use, cause watching a movie that is widescreen on a 17 inch monitor is just awfull. I can tell you this from experience too. Another thing is that with DVD quality being so much better than VHS, if you have a pretty generic or bland monitor its not going to look any better than a VHS tape on your TV. If you get a player for your TV you will notice the quality difference right away. Its definately worth it believe me.
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