[mythtv-users] 5200 or 6200

Rich West Rich.West at wesmo.com
Fri Jan 26 03:33:38 UTC 2007

Rich West wrote:
> Craig Courtney wrote:
>>> I've noticed that the 5200's are much harder to find now-a-days.
>>> Fanless 6200's aren't all that difficult to find, but tend to run about
>>> 50% more in price than 5200's.  Also, finding an affordable fanless 6200
>>> agp with component out has so far been next to impossible. :(
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814122222
>> $43 seems pretty reasonable.
> Woah.. wait a sec.. That HAS component out.  Sweet.. I didn't see that 
> when I was on new-egg.. Almost bought something completely different for 
> a lot more $$. :)

Grr.. Just got two of them from Newegg (the advantage of being near to a 
distribution center).  Apparently, the thing missing from the reviews is 
that these cards suck.  One was fine when connected via component to my 
RP TV, but the other had awful ghosting when plugged in via VGA to our 
32" LCD TV.  Curious, I tested both cards, one after the other, 
connected via VGA to the LCD TV, and they both exhibited the same 
ghosting problem.

I have one XFX 6200 (VGA/DVI/S-Video) in my other FE, so I yanked that 
and put it in this FE to test against the LCD TV, and the picture 
quality was crisp and clean.

I can understand one bad card.. but TWO?  Guess I got what I paid for.. 
:(  Well, hopefully Newegg will treat me well and allow for an easy return.


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