Dilema: AIW or... Dscaler?

L

LY2BIG

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So, I need your opinion, you wise guys.... :)

Few weeks ago I decided to give some upgrade to my HT
system, which until now consisted of:
DVD: JVC XV-SA602SL
A/V receiver: RX-V1400 7.1 Ch. THX EX, DTS ES, ...
Projector: SANYO PLV-70, 2200Lm ANSI, Native 16:9; 1366x768, HDTV ready, 1035i, 1080i, 720p, 575i 480p & 480i, Component &
DVI-D input
Screen: Da-Lite MATE 58"x104" (3.03m diag.)

After several weeks of reading various forums I decided
to replace my JVC DVD player with a dedicated HCPC (HTPC),
which should bring a better signal to my PLV-70 projector.
It also shall get me the new HDTV Euro1080 channel from
satellite, and make the local terrestrial TV broadcast signals more
acceptable to the big screen properly processed and upscaled)

I've ordered from USA/Eu these HCPC parts:

ANTEC SONATA silent PC case w.Truepower 380W PSU
ABIT IC7-Max3 800FSB 875P Intel motherboard
Intel P4 3.0GHz (800Mhz) with Zalman CNPS7000A-Cu cooler
4x512 MB KINGSTON DDR400 (2GB total)
2x 160 GB Samsung Serial ATA HD's
ATI All-In-Wonder 9800PRO w/128 MB (AIW)
Pioneer DVR-106 DVD +/-RW writer
SKYSTAR-2 DVB-S PCI receiver
Wireless (RF) keyboard & mouse

What was my surprise and dissapointment,
When today I realized that a very popular processing
software DSCALER does not like the company of ATI'S All-In-Wonder.
To bad........ :(

I'm totally messed up now.
This AIW is a lot of money to me. There is mo market for
such expensive cards in my country, and I hardly will get
even 60% of what I paid in the second hand market here.

Should I stick with AIW and find another proper alternative
software to Dcaler?
Or should I get rid of ATI AIW 9800 PRO, and be one more happy
user Dcaler ?
What I shall look for then, to replace the AIW ?
(I know about DVI deluxe) Any other good hardware (PCI) alternatives?

My goal is to get digital DVI signal into PJ(avoiding all these loseless A/D & D/A converters)
while taking signal from one of these 4 video sources:

1.DVD or DivX disk, played into HTPC's Pioneer DVR-106
2.Terrestrial UHF broadcast TV from antenna
3.DVB-S satellite TV, from LNB/antenna (via SKYSTAR-2).Including EURO1080 HDTV
4.DVD, DivX and HDTV materials played form the PC's Hard Disk

That is - all sources will be inside my HTPC
I don't want to process & upscale any external video signals, from external DVD player etc.

Is the "AIW+Dcaler" combination no usable for all 4 of these listed acations ???

What you guys would recommend me to do?

Rgds,
Vic LY2BIG

P.S. sorry for this long post....
 

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