[mythtv-users] Comments on PNY GeForce4 MX 440 vs Chaintech?
jcw at wilsonet.com
Wed Oct 6 03:52:01 UTC 2004
On Oct 5, 2004, at 19:58, Pete Cable wrote:
> They should all be more or less the same.
Not so. There are different chipsets used in various places, most
notably, the TV out chipset. That said, I've used a number of different
PNY and Chaintech cards, all without problems. The only one I had major
problems with was a really cheap Jaton card that produced miserable
output on a TV. I've heard at least one similar report w/a PNY card
> I couldn't tell you the
> exact manufacturer of mine, I just grabbed the cheapest one on the
> shelf after my geforce2 died. Works like a champ....
I'm very partial to Chaintech cards (I think I now have five Chaintech
cards and two PNY), and I've never heard anyone w/a bad report about
the output from a Chaintech card. PNY should be pretty safe too though.
>>>> is your advice to scrap the old video card and get a matrox440? i
>>>> an old mail where you have a specific recommendation. I guess it
>>>> be too bad of an investment, but i already (over)spent $140 on the
>>>> i was taking the frugal but rocky path; it fits my philosophy.
>>> The one I'm using is a Chaintech GeForce4 MX440 (not a Matrox). It's
>>> nice because it does OpenGL (with the nVidia proprietary drivers),
>>> TV out, and it cost me $40. If you shop around, you can probably
>>> the same card for $30 at the right place/right time. Whether it's
>>> it I'll leave up to you. Although, IMHO, the time my Myth box saves
>>> in watching the shows I want to watch was well worth the expense...
>>> considered other video cards, but went with the GF4MX440 because it
>>> known to work well, and was simple to set up.
>> Does anyone have any experience with the PNY version of this card?
>> Does it work with similarly as the chaintech?
>> PNY GeForce4 MX 440 / 64MB / AGP 8X / VGA / TV Out / White Box Video
>> $19 after rebate
Jarod C. Wilson, RHCE
jcw at wilsonet.com
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