Decent cheap videocard and audio with SPDIF coax out? (1 Viewer)

Chris_147

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Hi,

I need a decent but not to expensive video card.
For the moment I'm using a TNT2 64, but the TV output is very bad, and it is a bit too slow for MediaPortal.

I saw for instance this one: http://www.tones.be/shop_product.php?idx=100671

Will this card deliver good TV out (standard definition). Does anybody know if it has RGB? Are there cheap cards with RGB?

Other cards the shop has, are:
MSI RX9250-TD128 AGP Radeon 9250 128Mb DDR, TV-out, DVI, Retail €38,00
MSI RX9550SE-TD128 AGP Radeon 9550SE 128Mb DDR, TV-out, DVI €57,00
MSI NX6200AX-TD128 AGP Geforce 6200 128Mb DDR, TV-out, DVI €64,99
ASUS A9250GE TD Radeon 9250GE 256Mb DDR, TV-out, DVI €65,50
ASUS A9550GE/TD Radeon 9550GE 128Mb DDR, TV-out, DVI €68,00
ASUS N6600 TD256 AGP Geforce 6600, 256Mb DDR, TV-out, DVI €128,00
MSI NX6600-VTD256 AGP Geforce 6600, 256Mb DDR, TV-out, Video-in, DVI €135,00

Is the RX9250 of 38 euros sufficient for MediaPortal?

No gaming required, just video recording (have PVR-150) and playback (with decent quality!)

Another problem is that I need a audio card with SPDIF coax out.
Does anybody know a cheap one?

Thanks for the help.
 

Callifo

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    For complete DX9 support, a 9550 is needed (9250 is DX8.1, it will work though, just a bit slower but not noticable on a fast cpu). The 6200 has better tv out support (native composite, svideo, component, dvi out).
     

    Chris_147

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    I see you have the same CPU and also the PVR-150.
    Does the 6200 work nicely with it?
    Do all 6200 have component output? (I see you have one)
     

    Callifo

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    Yeh works fine. Stay away from the 6x.xx drivers though, as Nvidia has killed component out at the moment.

    I cant say for sure, just make sure it says HDTV out.
     

    jawbroken

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    Callifo said:
    Yeh works fine. Stay away from the 6x.xx drivers though, as Nvidia has killed component out at the moment.

    What do you mean by this? As far as I can tell, Forceware drivers are up to 81.98...
     

    dman_lfc

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    Just FYI, DirectX 9 cards are essential as VMR7 support is being removed.

    DMAN
     

    wewe

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    I am having that card (only difference is 256MB instead of 128).

    I am very happy with it. It has a good TV-Out quality. And it has RGB (whereas to be honest it could also be YUV and I cannot tell the difference).

    I did prefer this card over a 6600 because it's passively cooled.

    thanks+regards
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