Do you already have a video-in card? If not you should get an ATI All-in-wonder solution
Interesting suggestion. I do not already have a video-in card and was planning to pick up the Plextor PX-M402U soon ($139). Obviously, a non-All-In-Wonder card + a PX-M402U is going to cost about twice that of an AIW card... but the PX-M402U supposedly converts/encodes captured video to DVD format in real-time. And I think time is money too b/c encoding is very time-consuming. What's your opinion between those two choices?
what about the Nvidia FX 5700 ???
The FX5700 is only about $20 cheaper than the 9800SE, but the soft-modded 9800SE is (supposedly) more than $20 better in performance. You do make a good point about ATI drivers, though. <Sigh>
The FX5200. Blech.
Hm. Didn't know the FX 5200 was that bad. Thanks for the comments... was thisclose to getting it. Now I have to re-evaluate this whole thing all over.