zahal, what's the make/model for the s-vdieo pds card? can't recall anymore after all these years.
iirc, the only "drawback" to maxing the ram was a few more seconds when cold-bootin' the puppy.
saq, each and every person (be it a scientist/artist/philosopher/fisherman) i've ever met who owned an SE , echoes your wish. never owned one but i hear that some SEs are still serving files in classic mac networks.
It's not s-video, it's a framebuffer and from what I can recall it was the best LC-PDS one available: the Lapis LC 2421.
I could never find the drivers for it, so I might be missing some acceleration features. It does recognize the attached monitor's resolutions and can drive large (for it's time) screens.
There are some s-video LC-PDS cards made by Focus, mostly for displaying video to TV. I'm sure video capture cards were also made, but I do not recall the company (I think a Japanese outfit made some).
You are right, cold booting a huge RAMwise mac will take some time, and since the bypass RAM check feature debuted with OS 8.5 IIRC, 68k macs will always check RAM. I might try to find a 256MB or 512MB 72pin SIMM and settle the ages old question of what the RAM ceiling for the lc575 is.