Newbie, vga-scart using MATROX Dual-Head will i get a good picture?


Standard Member

I want to build myself a cheapish media centre PC, spent 2 days looking at all sorts of info on the subject!

The best solution i can find is a G400 AGP MATROX Dual-Head Output Graphic Card. Dual-head enables me to seperate the frequency my pc runs at and the output to the TV ?

I can then make a vga-scart cable as shown on the Matrox web site.

Mw main question is, what will the picture be like on my panasonic 4:3 tV, it has scart input and so, the cable will give it true RGB inputs.

Will the picture be as good as for example a freeview box that inputs to the TV? As the picture from that is good with little distortion or flicker?

As an example i watch QVC and the graphics they show, looks very stable and almost no flickering. I realise TV's always flicker a bit due too 50Hz.

I mainly want to run GBPVR on it and play DVD's etc.

Your opinion would be most welcome.

Regards Gary


Novice Member
The PQ will certainly be as good as your Freeview box, probably better. Depending on source and what processing you use it will probably be a lot better.

Note that 50hz flicker is only with CRT TVs, digital panels have no such refresh-rate induced flicker.


Active Member
Also try for all things Matrox!

Another thing, when I had my G400, I found that playing DVD using the G400 with S-Video TV out, was miles better than my DVD player with RGB Scart!


questuk said:
I can then make a vga-scart cable as shown on the Matrox web site.

Can you provide a link for that please? I had a search on the site but couldn't find anything


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