It can't be denied anymore. A few days ago, nobody around here knew what was going wrong but everybody was sure she'd be ok.
But there she goes, my reliable and close friend in video-production, the DV500.
It started with driver issues. Systems that used to work great with the card, didn't want to install the overlay driver anymore. I was thinking it had to do with some OS or IRQ conflict, so I started testing on several systems and clean installs.
Yet without avail. A friend who has a PC-shop was sure he could fix it, but he had to admit that he encountered exactly the same problem. The conclusion was hard, but I have to let her go.
Actually, I didn't really use the card THAT much (at least not enough to shorten a fair lifetime I'd say). But it seems that pretty high priced products (costed 'bout 1000 EURO) don't guarantee longer lifetime. Quite the opposite. Off course I don't have the official guarantee-card anymore or any other document they could ask for RMA. What difference would it make anyhow, since the card lived through the guarantee period. Which seems to be 1 year :Z
Yea, what was I thinking, using such a "high end" :Z card for longer than 1 year? That's just silly. (I really should stop sarcasm now :p)