[mythtv-users] Looking for low power/heat PCI video card w/TV out

Allen Edwards allen.edwards at oldpaloalto.com
Tue Jul 22 16:03:15 UTC 2008

Peter VanDerWal wrote:
> I'm looking for a PCI video card with TV out (HDMI, DVI, Component, or
> S-Video), ideally a passively cooled card.
> While I want a passively cooled card, I don't want one where the heatsink
> gets hot enough to cook waffles on.
> It's only going to be used for MythTV, so it doesn't have to support
> gaming, etc.
> I've found a couple cards, but I'm not sure if they are suitable for Myth.
> One uses a NVIDIA Quadro NVS 55.  I'm pretty sure the Nvidia Quadro is
> supported by Xview (yes/no?)  Any comments?
> The other choices all seem to be Radeon based, but I've read that the
> Radeon 7000 cards are not a good choice?
> Any other suggestions?  Oh yeah, it has to be a 1/2 length PCI card, the
> case won't support a full length or even a 3/4 length.
> ____


Not sure of the size but in comparing it with pictures of the Quadro NVS 
55 cards, it looks the same.  Nvidia 6200 are used by lots of people and 
seem like a good choice.


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