[mythtv-users] Cheap GeForce4 MX 440

cythrault at gmail.com cythrault at gmail.com
Thu Mar 24 00:44:22 UTC 2005

I'd be curious to know what brand/model has a NV17 encoder.

My XFX MX440 is the 8X version, thus it has a NV18 encoder. And I
agree, the quality is not what I've seen on my friend's NV17-based

I found this on the (in)famous wikipedia:


Interesting info at the bottom... I wonder if MX460 boards would work
well for us if it can be found at retailers: A quick search at my
usual online stores did not turn up anything. :(

On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 17:06:36 -0500, Joseph A. Caputo
<jcaputo1 at comcast.net> wrote:
> Different revision of the GF4 MX 440 use(d) different TV encoder chips
> for their TV-out.  Depending on who you ask, some are great and some
> suck.
> My original LeadTek GF4 MX 420 used an NV17 encoder chip, which was
> probably about as good as I could have wanted without going to a
> PVR-350 or DVI/component.
> My new(er) on-board (Chaintech 7NIF2) GF4 MX 440 uses an NV18 encoder,
> which IMHO really sucks.
> Just my $.02.

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