I am looking for a very basic TV out video card that I can set to boot to a tv without a monitor. This is going on an MP3 box in my living room and do not want a monitor sitting there. I can hook one up temporarily but then want to be able to turn the computer off and only boot to the TV. The video cards I have tried can switch to a tv but switch to the monitor output as soon as I reboot, any recommendations?
The Radeon VE will do this in XP IF you don't install the ATI drivers (just use XP's built in drivers). The other stipulation is that the TV must be hooked up when you boot. The monitor out will also be on, but that shouldn't be a problem since it doesn't sound like you plan on pushing the card hard.