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What is the best TV Out card?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by wyerd, Jun 16, 2003.

  1. wyerd

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    Hi Guys,

    What graphics card would you recommend with the best TV out to display on a 32" widescreen TV? I'm going to be running Showshifter, so it doesn't have to be too OTT but a fairly reasonable price - say up to £150.

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    I was looking at the Nvidia cards and using TVtool, but then someone recommended the ATI cards. Are they worth looking at and which one would fill my requirements?

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    Is the card just for TV output or are you concerned with other issues? For £150 I'd buy an ATI 9500 Pro or 9600 Pro if you can't find a 9500. However those cards have fans which may not be desirable in a HTPC. They are very good alround cards for a multi-purpose PC though, with good 2D, 3D and tv-out.

    I put a Crucial 7500 Pro in my HTPC as I am not concerned about performance other than tv out and general windows. It is fanless and very cheap at around £40.

    Both cards give noticablely better tv output than my GF3. In that area ATI > Nvidia in my experience.
     
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    I'm just looking at TV-Out to run ShowShifter.

    Are there any issues with the ATI cards and Widescreen TV's? Overscan, boarders etc? I was looking at the Sapphire Radeon 9200 Atlantis - £65 from Overclockers. Do you think it's overkill just for Video out?

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