Is the image quality problem you are describing similar to the one onthis
page? I have a Geforce 256 that I use a VGA pass-through with, for my HDTV card. There is degradation that I notice in the image quality that I don't notice when using my brother's Radeon 9000. If I were to buy a Geforce FX would I likely encounter the same problem?
Could be something else but it most probably is a quality problem with the card. If you need good signals you should get better quality. Simple as that. There are a couple Nvidia OEMs that does a better job, like Hercules.. but its safer to get ATI and if you _really_ care about it you should get Matrox.
If you for some reason you still want an FX you could try the tip on the page you are refering to on the Gf and see if it helps. I've chatted to and read about people that did it with success.
t's really quite silly to be comparing nVidia to 3dfx, nVidia is nowhere close to ending up like them. The only cards they have "messed up on" have been the high end cards, which bring them basically zero revenue. All the $ is made in the OEM sector, the area that 3dfx just ignored. 3dfx didn't have a stranglehold (~40%) on the market, or any other areas like integrated or standalone chipsets, or even notebook plans.
Hehe.. not getting into a pissing contest about 3dfx and economy. I would surely loose there.
But you, as a BSD-person, indirectly brings up a point. Nvidia puts some more effort into making their product work on other platforms than Windoze. If I were going to use Linux on a higher level, I would probably have to go Nvidia at this moment.