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TV-out card that displays in Overscan area?

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Anonymous
April 14, 2004 7:44:58 PM

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I have an older ATI All-In-Wonder card that has TV out jacks, but it
always has a slight black border around the edges (it's not very
noticeable on a TV, but is on a projector).

ATI says the RADEON cards don't have this problem...but the cheapest
RADEON card I can find with TV-out is about $200.

That seems pretty steep for simply outputting video to NTSC...is there
a cheaper card that will do this?

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Anonymous
April 14, 2004 7:44:59 PM

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Jim Patterson wrote:

> I have an older ATI All-In-Wonder card that has TV out jacks, but it
> always has a slight black border around the edges (it's not very
> noticeable on a TV, but is on a projector).
>
> ATI says the RADEON cards don't have this problem...but the cheapest
> RADEON card I can find with TV-out is about $200.
>
> That seems pretty steep for simply outputting video to NTSC...is there
> a cheaper card that will do this?

My Nvidia FX5600 based card has adjustable TV out size.

They were going for about $125 at Newegg.com, last time I looked.

If you don't need that much 3D power you can take a look at the FX5200
based cards which go for $60-70.
Anonymous
April 15, 2004 1:19:53 AM

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"Jim Patterson" <hangfire@arthur.avalon.net> wrote in message
news:p ine.HPP.3.96.1040414154100.22048A-100000@arthur.avalon.net...
>
> I have an older ATI All-In-Wonder card that has TV out jacks, but it
> always has a slight black border around the edges (it's not very
> noticeable on a TV, but is on a projector).
>
> ATI says the RADEON cards don't have this problem...but the cheapest
> RADEON card I can find with TV-out is about $200.
>
> That seems pretty steep for simply outputting video to NTSC...is there
> a cheaper card that will do this?

Check out Newegg.com. I recently bought a couple of Radeon 9600 (ATI
chipset off-brand) cards for work at $70 each including shipping. It has TV
out, VGA, and DVI. You will probably need to view all 9600 video cards and
sort by price.

I don't have a lot of confidence in ATI's claim wrt the overscan issue.
From what I know Matrox is possibly the only card maker that does this
properly.
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Anonymous
April 15, 2004 3:41:57 AM

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"Jim Patterson" <hangfire@arthur.avalon.net> wrote in message
news:p ine.HPP.3.96.1040414154100.22048A-100000@arthur.avalon.net...
>
> I have an older ATI All-In-Wonder card that has TV out jacks, but it
> always has a slight black border around the edges (it's not very
> noticeable on a TV, but is on a projector).
>
> ATI says the RADEON cards don't have this problem...but the cheapest
> RADEON card I can find with TV-out is about $200.
>
> That seems pretty steep for simply outputting video to NTSC...is there
> a cheaper card that will do this?
>
Have you tried the latest drivers and control panel. There is a setting
for overscan. I have a Radeon VE and it worked with that. The button for
overscan is in advanced - displays - adjustments.
Anonymous
April 15, 2004 5:47:56 AM

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Jim Patterson wrote:

> I have an older ATI All-In-Wonder card that has TV out
> jacks, but it always has a slight black border around
> the edges (it's not very noticeable on a TV, but is on
> a projector).

Try <http://www.rageunderground.com/r128tweaker.shtml&gt;. It might
allow you to switch into an overscanned mode.

(For more information, see <http://groups.google.com/groups?
selm=v18lju44us74on55msihud66pgjm4u43ml%404ax.com> and read
on from the paragraph where it says "One other problem you
will run into, the ATI 128 card's video-out leaves a black
border at the top and bottom of your TV display...".)

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