[mythtv-users] Re: nvidia fx5200 help please badly needed
neil-on-mythtv at restricted.dyndns.org
Tue Dec 28 16:17:37 UTC 2004
Ok. Now, here is another question. I'm a little confused about doing a combo
with FX5200 and the pvr cards. I know that PVR-250 doesn't have any mpeg
decoder feature while as the PVR-350 have this kind of feature. If I buy the
nvidia FX5200 card and PVR-350, will I still be able to use 350's mpeg
decoding feature and have it tv-out on the FX5200 card?
Brandon Beattie writes:
> They are all pretty much the same. The chip is what is important, not
> really who makes it. Some cards varry, but by so little it really
> doesn't make a difference for a HTPC. If you have an option of buying
> one with a fan or without, go for without if noise in the HTPC is
> important, otherwise the extra air doesn't hurt. Mine does not have a
> fan, but I've made sure the case fan moves air over the heatsink enough
> to keep the card and more important the cards around it cooler. I did
> have one fx5200 go bad, probably due to overheating in my old case which
> I filled to the max and it couldn't handle that.
> On Tue, Dec 28, 2004 at 01:37:54AM -0600, Neil wrote:
>> hey guys,
>> I'm about to buy an Nvidia FX5200 PCI with DVI interface at newegg.com to
>> build my own mythtv. But found out that there are many models of this.
>> Which should I buy please? Please respond. I only wanted a PCI version as
>> my board doesn't have an AGP slot.
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