[mythtv-users] 5200 or 6200

Craig Courtney craig at dawnsedge.com
Thu Jan 25 23:20:21 UTC 2007

Ugh...  I get mine tomorrow.  I'll let you know how it turns out.


On Jan 25, 2007, at 10:33 PM, 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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