Suggestions for an Nvidia gfx card with s-video out and overscan capability
September 26, 2009 6:46 PM Subscribe
Help me find an inexpensive PCI-E graphics card that closely matches the TV-OUT capabilities of the fried Asus 6800GT that it's replacing.
posted by siclik to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
The Asus video card in my home media server came very close to melting today. Long story short - it no longer works and needs to be replaced.
There are only two mandatory features I'm looking for in an inexpensive Nvidia PCI-Express card:
1.) Must have an S-video output
2.) Must be able to customize the overscan via the Nvidia control panel
I'm not against buying one off ebay if it fits the bill.
The overscan customization was a nifty little feature I discovered just recently when using the 6800GT. Through the control panel, I went to something along the lines of "adjust output size/position" and the image on my screen either zoomed in/out depending on the settings in that window. This is VERY important because this image is displayed throughout our house (via RF modulator) and I need to be able to trim the black borders that typically appear around video card TV-OUT images.
I just got back from Fry's with an Nvidia 8400GS, however (contrary to what I was told by employees) it has a composite output (even though an s-video cable DOES fit into the port on the video card) and I now don't see the option in the Nvidia control panel to adjust the TV-OUT display size. In fact, I can't even get it to output to S-video even though the cable is plugged in there. So, I guess this one's going back.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions you can provide!