need good vid card

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  1. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    looking at leadtek's series, but i'm confused on their tv out feature on these

    looking for 64 or 128 mb card, not into a whole lot of gaming.

    agp 8 x

    tv out for using tele for mov and vid watching

    and possibly vid in to use my computer as a vcr

    must have coax or a/v jacks out and in (output and input)

    anyone have suggestions as to different brands, specific models , etc?
     
  2. Keyzs

    Keyzs OT Supporter

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    TV out usually means that you have either an Svideo or RCA style connector on the card which allows you to use a regular 'TV' as a monitor. Leadtek does have several video cards with Video IN which will allow you to use your computer more like a TIVO.

    I cannot say much for the models from Leadtek, never used them. I have a couple ATI All-in-wonders that do the same, allow me to watch and record video in. The ATI's have worked great. Any All-in-wonders are decent cards, which one depends on how much money you want to spend from $100 or less to $400 or more.
     
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    thanks
     
  4. JimboJones

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    You can get a basic card with VIVO pretty cheap.
    Newegg has one starting at $50 shipped.
    This is it:
    ATI OEM RADEON 9000 ATLANTIS 64MB DDR TV VIVO NO DVI AGP BULK
    It doesn't have any software however.
    If you want something a little more up to date, then try:
    Gainward Nvidia GeForce FX 5600, 8X AGP, 256MB(128bit) DDR, VIVO& Dual DVI - Retail
    This one has a newer chipset, software, and supports DirectX 9.
    There are others inbetween in price and then they can get much more expensive.
    The All-in-Wonder cards from ATI the other guy mentioned are cool, they are just usually more expensive and include a TV Tuner that alot of people don't need.
     
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  6. JimboJones

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    That is a nice card for less than $100.
    The technology is getting dated by some of the newer games, but that thing has some features you usually can't find any where near that price.
     

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