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

Harry Orenstein ho_9 at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 24 09:40:23 EST 2004

>From: "Jarod C. Wilson" <jcw at wilsonet.com>
>Reply-To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Any difference which MX440 card I get?
>Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 00:29:28 -0800
>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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down in the trenches with the common man, "...people
of the land. The common clay of the New West.  You

(sorry, I guess I COULDN'T resist a Blazing Saddles quote)


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