View Full Version : A/V I-O from 8500 into 9500 ?? Is it Possible??

05-29-2001, 01:42 AM
I'm sure we all know that the 8500 is A/V capable, as stock equipment. The A/V port module connects to the logic board via a cable. What I would like to know, is if the whole A/V hardware can be integrated into the 9500. Basically transfer the A/V capability of the 8500 into the 9500. I always wondered why Apple never made an A/V capable 9500 straight from the factory. That was one of my dilemmas in choosing between the 8500 (with only 3 PCI slots & A/V) or the behemoth 9500 (and its 6 PCI slots). I know my A/V question sounds way far-fetched.... but I would like to know if it is anyway possible???

05-29-2001, 03:40 AM
Nope. No way to do it. Same deal with the 8600's AV and the 9600. The 6-slot models were marketed more to the hardcore professionals than the 3-slot A/V. The rationale was that there is an added PCI slot capacity for such things as Pro-level capture cards. The AV abilities of the 85/8600 machines were OK back then. But the video solutions for PCI slots were still far better. Hope this helps, without adding too much to the "Damn" factor.

06-01-2001, 01:44 AM

while there is a physical area on the rear of the 9600 enclosure for that board (you remove a plastic cover), there is no supporting circuitry on the logic board. No place to plug it in.