You do know that Apple supplies a DVI to S-Video/Composite adapter for Radeon 9600 Pro/XT and 9800 Pro/XT cards right? You also know that when you plug these adapters into the cards it unlocks the Mac2TV panel in the ATI displays panel, right? Way to fly off the handle.
Now that's embarrassing. Thanks for pointing it out Drunk_caterpillar.
I don't know why that's embarrassing--you're missing the point. This guy expected the Mac2TV capability to magically become available without having the appropriate hardware! Obviously, it would be embarrassing if he said that he had the adapter and that the new CP didn't enable that feature for him, but that's not the case here. :roll:
How quickly we forget. Quicksilver, here's an exact quote of what you said on the first page:
Allright, both of these guys have Radeon 9600 Pros, and they both seem to think that this update will enable Mac2TV for them. Mac2TV requires a Radeon 9800 Pro retail or later with the S-Video out port--somehow these geniuses must've thought that a software update could magically solder a port onto their cards, and that nVidia is better because it apparently has a TV output.
Drunk_caterpillar pointed out correctly that ATI Displays 4.4 does
enable Mac2TV for them. You need to have the DVI-to-S-video adapter to expose this feature, otherwise, you will see nothing in ATI Displays. Mac2TV does not require
a "Radeon 9800 Pro retail or later". First of all, the original Radeon AGP, Radeon PCI, Radeon 7000 PCI, and Radeon 8500 all have S-video out. Secondly, Drunk_caterpillar again pointed out that the correct adapter must be connected.
You should not be so quick to pound your chest and proclaim from the mountain tops that you are beta testing for ATI, especially if you are not clear on the features that ATI is providing. We should be providing accurate information to people in discussion forums, so as not to confuse them further. If you're not sure about something, please ask a fellow beta tester before posting.
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