Over the weekend I purchased a cheap Geforce2 MX video card with TV out. I installed the DVD player and was very happy with the play on my monitor. However, redirecting to the tv produced poor quality display. This is discouraging as I wanted to build a TIVO/dvd home theather system our TV.
My questions to you, since you have used the ATI AIW, are:
Was the DVD playback quality as good on your TV as your monitor?
Was the DVD playback quality as good as a cheap, stand alone, DVD player? I don't have one.
Was the ATI player easy to use? I wasn't impressed with WinDVD or PowerDVD.
Is standard vga display usable on the TV? I found the quality so poor that it was very difficult to use the menus and icons of the DVD player.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated before I shell out $175 for a radeon based AIW.