Any suggestions for a graphics card that supports dual-head with one VGA type connector and one HDMI. I have an older 19" flat panel monitor and a 42" HDMI LCD TV and want to do some basic video editing (Corel Videostudio X2) using both. I'd like to get at least 256mb of video RAM, more would be better, but also would like to keep the price down (e.g. $150 or less). Thanks.
Thanks for the info...it is very encouraging that there are that many that meet those specs and at a very reasonable price. I don't know the answer to your questions, but have a bit more info that may or may not help narrow down my choice. The PC is a Dell dual-core processor with 2gb's of RAM running Vista. I'll likely want to add mroe eventually. The 42" LCD TV is a widescreen HD with a max res of 1366 x 768.
Hmmm...You may be right. It could be I could get by with 256mb of video RAM. From what I've read one of the pros to Videostudio is that it doesn't require much computing power at all. Reviews say that it runs fine on older single processor machines with low memory.
I don't really have a preference of ATI v. nVidea. Whatever works best is fine by me.
On PCI-E, I won't know until I open the case. At the moment, the computer is in my son's room and constantly in use, so I haven't had a chance. For some unknown reason, I can't find the documentation, but the computer is only 1-1.5 years old, so I thought it would likely have PCI-E.
The only game I play is MTGO, which I know will not need anything special. In fact, I'm not sure I'll even play that on this computer once I set it up downstairs with the 42" LCD, as it would require wireless access and that has never worked well in my house, but that's another story. Anyway, for the video editing, I won't need connectivity.
BTW, do most graphics cards with HDMI will also support a second monitor with VGA?