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December 3, 2009 2:32:16 PM

I want to buy this.
I want to use the HDMI to connect it to my Samsung 40" 1080p TV.
My motherboard has the ATI Radeon HD 4200 onboard video which also has HDMI, but right now, with the onboard video, if I use the VGA connection the image is great, but if I use the HDMI connection the image is not as good, and even the fonts look a little blurred.
Why is this?

If I am using the onboard video with both connections shouldn't the HDMI look better?
My question is will the 4670 video card solve this problem?
Anyone out there is using a similar setup as mine?
I'm not gaming much right now, so I want to buy the video card only if it will make the image look better.
If HDMI will look blurred, I rather stay with the onboard video and use the VGA connection.

Thanks in advance.

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December 3, 2009 3:27:35 PM

I'm going to pay $79 for that card, is that the better option (bang for buck) for what I want to do?
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December 3, 2009 7:33:08 PM

Anyone? :( 
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a b U Graphics card
December 3, 2009 7:43:38 PM

When upgrading my brother-in-laws computer with a 4670, i had to work on it on my TV, as my wife wouldn't relinguish control of the PC (and its monitor). I found no difference between the VGA cable, and the HDMI as I was making sure that was working. I didn't spend much time with it hooked up HDMI as it was the last thing I had to do with it, but again, nothing caught my eye.

Perhaps it is an issue with the TV? Running VGA + separate sound may be an option to eliminate the issue, as you have different performanec between HDMI and VGA.

On the topic of price, I believe the card is worth $80, but you should be able to find it for cheaper with a bit of looking around. It is not rare to see one on sale, or with MIR, for less than $60.
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December 3, 2009 11:08:21 PM

JofaMang said:
When upgrading my brother-in-laws computer with a 4670, i had to work on it on my TV, as my wife wouldn't relinguish control of the PC (and its monitor). I found no difference between the VGA cable, and the HDMI as I was making sure that was working. I didn't spend much time with it hooked up HDMI as it was the last thing I had to do with it, but again, nothing caught my eye.

Perhaps it is an issue with the TV? Running VGA + separate sound may be an option to eliminate the issue, as you have different performanec between HDMI and VGA.

On the topic of price, I believe the card is worth $80, but you should be able to find it for cheaper with a bit of looking around. It is not rare to see one on sale, or with MIR, for less than $60.


Actually the difference between the HDMI and the VGA is not with the 4670, the difference is when I use the onboard video from the motherboard.

My question was if someone had the 4670 and if they had good luck hooking it up to a 40" HDTV without any problems.

I don't want to buy the 4670 if I'm going to keep getting the same problem as with the onboard video.
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a b U Graphics card
December 3, 2009 11:16:32 PM

It was a 42" 1080p Aquos that I had it hooked up to with no noticable issues, albeit for a very short time with no attention to those details at the time.
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a b U Graphics card
December 3, 2009 11:58:47 PM

Assuming you are not doing any gaming, you can go a lot lower than a 4670. look at the 4650, 4550, and the 4350 instead. Since this is more a test to see if you can improve HDMI quality, there is no sense in buying a mid level graphics card for a task that a budget one should excel in.
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December 4, 2009 12:05:31 AM

Thanks to everybody for your replies.
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