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Master Geek

# 21765 6-May-2008 13:39
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Hi, hopefully someone can answer this one.

I've just grabbed a dhdvd/bluray combo sata drive for my htpc from ebay aus and it's all instaled and appears to work well. Problem is I'm still using a crappy old 6200 (fanless, low profile) which appears to be underpowered (certainly according to the cyberlink hd advisor anyway).

So I'm assuming the best option for something low profile and fanless at this point in time is one of the 8500GT cards I've seen people mention. Tricky part is I'm stil running the signal into the svideo input on my old tellie (still awaiting funds clearance for the new panel!) so I need a card with:

- low profile
- capable of decoding h264 signals
- silent please!
- svideo out

Unless of course there's a cheap way to convert dvi into svideo, but since thats a d-a conversion i don't hold out much luck for that.


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Master Geek

  # 128817 6-May-2008 14:51
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Hi there, if you are going to get a new pannel sometime soon your best bet would be to get a card with a HDMI output rather then a s-video.

Heaps of new cards these days come with s-video out, but if you want to future proof a bit more grab a card with dual DVI and a HDMI converter.

this one will do what you want I think but does not have a HDMI O/P but you could get a converter for the card.

this one comes a HDMI converter and is a better card overall

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