[mythtv-users] 5200 or 6200

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Fri Jan 26 18:49:56 UTC 2007

On Jan 26, 2007, at 12:27 PM, Rich West wrote:

> 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
>> 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).

Weird. I have a non-fanless AGP Leadtek 6200 that was briefly in my  
prior Athlon XP frontend box before I replaced it w/an AMD64/PCIe  
setup, and it worked flawlessly (at 1080p, pushing the Westinghouse).


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