[mythtv-users] 5200 or 6200

Rich West Rich.West at wesmo.com
Fri Jan 26 17:27:11 UTC 2007

Lee McLaren wrote:
> 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.

VGA extension cable?  Well, the 37" LCD TV just has a VGA in port as 
does the video card, and I am using a VGA cable between the two.  It 
works great with my XFX 6200 (fanless) with the same cabling.  It ghosts 
like crazy with the Leadtek A6200 (fanless).

Got an RMA from newegg with little questions asked.  Newegg rocks.


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