This review was conducted on:
Still the same basic system as the last review. Since this is a CineMaster player, I did not borrow the Pentium-3
processor, as CineMaster players of the past weren't so power hungry they required such hardware. I trust most current DVD
users out there have at the very least an Overlay capable video card, and a 48khz PCI sound card
(If you don't, GET THEM!). With a 400+ mhz processor, and those pre-requisites, the rest becomes very interchangeable
in many cases. If you DO wish to run DVD on a slower system, Dedicated DVD decoding cards are always available to
tame even the slowest processors.
- Intel Celeron 400mhz processor at normal clock speed.
- ABit BX6 Motherboard rev 2.01.
- 64mb PC100 ram.
- IBM UDMA 33 10.1gb hard drive.
- ATI Rage Fury 32mb video with TV OUT using ATI 6269 Certified drivers.
- Pioneer 103s 6x DVD drive with DMA enabled.
- 15 inch Sony 100SF Trinitron monitor.
- Diamond MX300 Vortex-2 sound card using Aureal 2040 reference drivers.
- Klipsch Promedia v.2-400 speaker set.
- Win98 SE rev 2222A (Windows 98 also tested).
- DirectX 7.0.
- TV OUT tested using S-VIDEO output to a Sony 35KVS66 Trinitron.
Newer Video Cards from companies like ATI, S3, and NVidia add in on-board DVD
hardware assist to further improve playback.