Gamers Depot is ook lekker aan het reviewen de laatste tijd. Nu hebben ze een test van de Creative Encore 6x DVD kit gepost. Hier heb je een hap over de bijgeleverde Dxr3 MPEG decoder:
The Dxr3 encoder card provided us with simply the best DVD decompression this side of a set-top-box. I could see absolutely no graininess or distortion anywhere in the picture. While the Dxr3 may have performed what most would consider "flawlessly", it is definitely not without it's flaws. You see, to use the Dxr3 with your current video card, you need to use the enclosed pass-thru cable that attaches between your video card and the Dxr3 card itself. The amount that it distorts your 2D desktop image simple cannot be expressed into words. In fact, it is because of this major flaw, that I cannot recommend using this setup unless you want to bypass the pass-thru cable, and manually switch your monitor cable whenever you go between using windows or playing games and watching movies. The other thing you might want to consider is just getting the DVD drive by itself, and using a good all around video card to handle your DVD playback like the ATI Rage Fury or the Matrox G400, thus being able to bypass the Dxr3 crappy pass-thru cable all together. A note here, the higher our resolutions were turned up the greater the distortion of your "desktop" image quality.
It seems very ironic to me how graphic chip makers like Matrox and NVIDIA are trying their best to make graphic image quality better and better, only to have it all go down the toilet by using inferior crap like this pass-thru cable is. Ok, I'll stop beating this "dead horse", you get the idea. Bottom line here is, if you:
A. Either have a good video card for DVD playback or
B. Don't mind manually switching your monitor cable between your video card and the Dxr3 card...then you should have no problems.