Just as an FYI, all HDTV is 30FPS.TVJunkie said:how many frames per second does rogers braodcast HDTV my logic is if they are only broadcasting at 24fps why do I want to buy a card that does 39fps or am I missing the point somewhere.
I'm confused - my 9600Pro has DVI out. It does have a fan, but just a small one and doesn't have the additional power connector like the 9500Pro, 9700, 9800 etc. Where did you get the idea that the 9600Pro doesn't do DVI??? I could have bought the 9800AIW for $350, but just didn't need quite that much horsepower when the 9600Pro was $175.I_Want_My_HDTV said:The 9600XT and the AIW 9600 Pro are not really that comparable. They are completely different cards. 9600XT is a gamers card, good bang for the buck. It also does DVI and component out (with a $65 adapter.) I would not buy it for HTPC since it does not do video capture. It would be good if you are planning on purchasing a separate video capture card. The AIW 9600 Pro is ok for multimedia but, as mentioned, it does not do DVI. It is slower than the 9600XT and would be ok as an interim card if you plan to upgrade later.
The only really good choice for HTPC is the AIW 9800 Pro. Not a bad choice right now since it has just been reduced by $200 (comes with the adapter) and will likely be replaced soon. Be sure to plan on fitting it with a Zalman Heatpipe cooler.