[mythtv-users] suggestions for pci-e nvidia 6xxx for 1080p?

jack snodgrass mrlinuxgroups at gmail.com
Wed Sep 20 15:32:40 UTC 2006

On 9/20/06, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
> On Sep 20, 2006, at 8:14 AM, Steven Adeff wrote:
> > I've got a fx5300 right now (FX5200 on a pci-e board), and want to get
> > a 6200(or any 6xxx) series that has dual link support for 1080p (the
> > TV should be in the apt in the next few days, yay!).
> >
> > Anyone currently running a pci-e 6200 for 1080p output care to
> > recommend which card they ended up purchasing? I know it shouldn't
> > matter, but as some will atest, not all nvidia based cards are created
> > equal.
> I've got a BFG GeForce 6600-OC 512MB card and quite happy with it.
> The fan's a bit loud, but I guess if it bothered me that much I would
> replace it with a Zalman solution. It's a little overkill for myth
> but I figured I wanted something with lasting power and I could use
> it for anything else I wanted in the future. It was around $200 at
> Best Buy.
> I had originally bought a PNY Verto GeForce 6600 256MB card. It's
> about $150. I was having all kinds of issues with my machine not
> booting and locking up with it. I returned it for the BFG, but then
> discovered I had cracked my motherboard. I got a new motherboard and
> no problems since so I can't really comment on the PNY other than to
> say it was about as loud as the BFG and worked ok between motherboard
> crashes. :)
> Oh.. and I'm using this on a Westinghouse 42" 1080p display and
> running at full 1080p res. Honestly, I don't see a difference between
> 1080i and 1080p.
> _______________________________________________

I just put in a eVGA 6200LE card with 128Mb of memory. I have it
setup in a dual screen mode...
vga -> KVM and my main desk top.
DVI -> 720p 32" LCD HDTV

can't comment on the 1080p aspect but this $29 card
does great for my setup. Silent and cool... 2 big plusses.


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