Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Bob Todd, Sep 24, 2002.
Just picked up a bare bones card for 100 smackers, is this a bargain?
Bearing in mind the cheapest price I could find on http://www.price-guide.co.uk was over £600, then probably! However, does "bare bones" mean "no software"? Also looking here http://www.matrox.com/video/products/rt2500/home.cfm it looks like it comes with a break out box to plug your camcorder etc in to - did you get that?
I have just emailed them, as it has not been sent yet.
If you get the breakout box and can register it legitimately to get the software upgrades, this must be something of a bargain.
However, be aware the Matrox 2000 and 2500 have a reputation for being absolute pigs to set up and make reasonably reliable. I have a 2000 which I spent months on. (It now sort of works) however I eventually gave in and bought a Canopus Storm. What a difference! Visibly better pictures and little or no messing about, it just works.
Best of luck if you do get the 2500. You should do a search for the user groups cause there is much useful info. (I've lost the urls)
its more then that me old cocker, the auction stated bare bones, but I recieved the entire retail pack this morning!
Lock stock the chuffin lot!
650 quids worth of stuff for 101 notes.
Who's the daddy!
Excellent! At that price you can't go wrong and it's well worth investing a bit of time.
It is fussy about motherboards and especially soundcards etc but check out their forum rather than relying on the ancient compatibility list and you should be OK
I found one of the URLs
(Covers RT2500 as well)
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