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From: Armand@yeah.right
Subject: Creative Labs DXR2 opinion....
Date: 1997/11/15
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Don't mean to bead what may already be a dead horse, but I'm new to
this group....

Any owners of the Encore DXR2 DVD-ROM have an informed opinion?  I got
a GREAT price on one (less that the cost of a 1X DVD without the
decoder) and was wondering if the decorder card is worth keeping.  I
like the 2X speed and CD-R compatibility, but would have preferred the
Sigma Designs Hollywood for a decoder, so is it worth keeping or
should I buy the Hollywood and ditch the Creative card?

I only have a 17" monitor, so I don't go above 800X600 often, so I am
not swayed by some cards claims of 1280X1024.  Is the SVideo quality
good?  Does it pause and frame advance well?  

Thanks for the feedback!

A

From: Andrew Veliath <vel...@frontiernet.net>
Subject: Re: Creative Labs DXR2 opinion....
Date: 1997/11/15
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I have the Dxr2 and it works okay.  I had problems in the beginning,
but moving my card to the first PCI slot seemed to relieve most of my
problems, although there is an occasional lockup.  I typically run my
ATI video card at 1024x768 at 16-bit color.  Note I've heard of some
compatibility problems with certain cards (Monster 3D for one).

The software is more beta-quality than anything, and the biggest
complaint I have about it is that you can't seem to use the keyboard
to control playback (i.e. mouse only).  However, there is supposed to
be a new version coming out soon (not sure if it will have keyboard
accelerators).  I hope that when DirectShow works well that we can
write our own control interfaces.

The s-video output is pretty good though, but the loopback VGA gives
you slightly crappier VGA quality.  There are better cards (ones that
don't use a VGA loopback), but I'm going to wait for the next
generation decoder card next year before I even look at them since
this works for now.

>>>>> Armand  writes:

    Armand> Don't mean to bead what may already be a dead horse, but
    Armand> I'm new to this group....

    Armand> Any owners of the Encore DXR2 DVD-ROM have an informed
    Armand> opinion?  I got a GREAT price on one (less that the cost
    Armand> of a 1X DVD without the decoder) and was wondering if the
    Armand> decorder card is worth keeping.  I like the 2X speed and
    Armand> CD-R compatibility, but would have preferred the Sigma
    Armand> Designs Hollywood for a decoder, so is it worth keeping or
    Armand> should I buy the Hollywood and ditch the Creative card?

    Armand> I only have a 17" monitor, so I don't go above 800X600
    Armand> often, so I am not swayed by some cards claims of
    Armand> 1280X1024.  Is the SVideo quality good?  Does it pause and
    Armand> frame advance well?

    Armand> Thanks for the feedback!

    Armand> A

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