[mythtv-users] Any difference which MX440 card I get?

Jarod C. Wilson jcw at wilsonet.com
Wed Mar 24 03:29:28 EST 2004

On Mar 20, 2004, at 14:52, Harry Orenstein wrote:

>> From: "Jarod C. Wilson" <jcw at wilsonet.com>
>> I have three Chaintechs and two PNYs, no problem with any of them. 
>> Some  cards use slightly different TV-Out encoders, but I've never 
>> had a  problem with either of those brands. That being the case, I'd 
>> save some  $ and get the Chaintech.

> < I'll skip the Blazing Saddles quote this time>


> Another reason to go with the Chaintech is that it is the retail
> version and the PNY is the OEM version.  I have the 4x PNY
> card, but I trust Jarod when he says the Chaintech is equally
> as good.  I have had no problems with mine.
> You may just want to call up Chaintech and verify that the
> card has the nVidia tv-out chip.  To my knowledge, this is the
> only chip supported for tv-out that allows you to set overscan
> (using the 4363 nVidia driver).  If you need tv-out (svideo or
> composite) you will need to make sure that setting overscan
> is supported.  I cannot be absolutely sure, but I believe Jarod
> does not use tv-out, so he may not have any problems in that
> regard. (correct me if I am wrong Jarod)

On my master backend hooked to the HDTV, no, I don't use TV-Out 
(anymore), but used to on a Chaintech card. My secondary system, hooked 
to an analog set upstairs, does use TV-Out on a Chaintech card. So I do 
and I don't. ;-)

Jarod C. Wilson, RHCE

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