The more I read about the nasty banding problems people are having with the Parhelia boards the more disgusted I am. Matrox needs to fix this & they need to fix it FAST.
If it IS true that the only fix is a revised chip then Matrox needs to offer some sort of meaningful rebate/refund offer to owners of currently defective cards. The only fair and ethical thing to do with the existing "mountain" of bad cards they are rumored to be sitting on is to sell them at a much reduced price since they have a KNOWN problem with 3d and no possible fix (if it cannot be fixed with drivers of course). Then they will need to sell the revised version with some kind of name/model difference to indicate it's "the good one".
For more info on the "banding problem" see here:
http://forum.matrox.com/mgaforum/Forum8 ... 01617.html
http://forum.matrox.com/mgaforum/Forum8 ... 01615.html
http://forums.matroxusers.com/showthrea ... adid=36666
http://arstechnica.infopop.net/OpenTopi ... 3840929445