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Best card for internal dvd rom drive.

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by greenmachine, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. greenmachine

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    Im confused: Which card would YOU go for:


    Sweetspot card deluxe with x card +cable €492
    Holo3dgraph sdi input free cable €499


    Is the sweetspot better if your using the internal dvd drive via the xcard?
     
  2. KraGorn

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    Um .. neither :) .. you don't need a card for an internal drive, my experience and that of others is that certainly X-Card+Sweetspot+D-Scaler doesn't improve upon TheaterTek+Radeon.

    What makes you think such a combination would be beneficial? I admit to knowing nothing about the other card you mention.
     
  3. Jeff

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    The xcard/dscaler setup is better with video based sources i.e TV programs, extras etc...
     
  4. greenmachine

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    To tell the truth I have bought but not recived the sweetspot/xcard yet. I bought it for my sky digital as sdi isnt an option with my sky box. I thought the holo3d card was much more expensive but found it at €499 on a website and was a bit disapointed and wondering if i made the right decision.

    Theroetically Theatertek via radeon and xplayer via xcard should be similar in quality?
     
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    IMX the quality is similar but TT marginally better although I didn't do a great deal of A/B testing, in fact I was wanted to go the X-Card route for convenience among other things .. sadly it didn't work with my system and I had to return it.

    Sweetspot with my NTL STB produced very nice results.
     
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    Jeff's right, the Xcard/SweetSpot/DScaler solution is much better than softare for video-sourced material. They're also much better with badly flagged/badly encoded dvds such as those from Hong Kong. This is down to the auto-detection power of DScaler.
    I also use it for long extras like LOTR/etc and TV series like Six Feet Under.

    As for which is better between SweetSpot and Holo in this use, then that's for others to answer - we've sold a few to holo users. Maybe they'll post comparisons.

    Hope that helps
    Alex
     

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