[mythtv-users] 5200 or 6200

Lee McLaren lmclaren at lrm.com.au
Fri Jan 26 03:52:08 UTC 2007

Rich West wrote:
> 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.
> -Rich
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You are not using a VGA extension cable are you?
If you are, try it without.



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