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Fatman
01-20-04, 01:40 PM
I have an old Elsa GF3 on Asus CUSL2 board with latest Forceware drivers, the video output on TV is VERY bad. The screen jerks, and there is plenty of distortion. With TV Tool and some tweaking picture quality improved, but still no where close to GF4 4600 or FX5950 levels. Is this a driver related issue or just cheap coverter? Can anyone recommend a good TV out card? Perhaps ATI 9600 or GF4400?


Thank you
Fatman

I(illa Bee
01-20-04, 02:06 PM
Have you installed the WDM TV (http://www.nvidia.com/object/wdm_winxp-2k-Me-98se_2.13) drivers? if not then do so.. Also you might want to use one of the 30 series drivers, as they were desinged for the GF3's. Mabey even some mid 40 series drivers.. they will proforme better one you card too.

If you getting distortion then look for a bad wire, or a cheap wire. Try a nice video wire, and try it on another TV, because it could be a ****ty Video in decoder ont eh TV itself... but dont expect much, the GF3 was a great card, but it was before TVout got even half as good as it sohould be.


you can grab older drivers at Guru3d.com (http://guru3d.com)


PSS: your not trying to run higher that 800x600 on you TV and monitor at the same time are you?

Fatman
01-20-04, 03:35 PM
Bad wiring is out of the question, same wire gives almost flawless picture quality on same TV from GF4600 and FX5950. I've tried different resolutions and setting under TV tool, dual view and TV/Analog monitor only. Monitor picture quality is always good, TV is always bad, regardless of resolution and refresh selected. I just need an inexpensive solution to bring PC video out to the boob tube.

I(illa Bee
01-20-04, 03:47 PM
well you get what you pay for so if all the possibel problems are out of the way, i must come down to the capibility of the card....it is just a GF3.

Did you try the 30 series drivers? and the WDM drivers?

Fatman
01-21-04, 10:27 AM
I checked out those WDM drivers, slight improvement, but still not usable IMO. Too much distortion. Can anyone recommend a card with good video output? I don't care for the performance, just video output quality.

I(illa Bee
01-21-04, 11:34 AM
anyhtign newer im sure..how about a FX5200...

im not sire what ATI has to offer for lowend with TV out...

9200se? I htink it has the same TC chip as the big ones

Rampant CL
01-21-04, 03:14 PM
I completely hate how nvidia were so smart in anticipating our needs,a nd assuming everyone has a regular 60hz tv, and so locking the refrresh rate at 60 would benefot us.

no.

ati cards let you choose the refresh rate so on high end tv's its actually useful. But i find that changing the refresh rate on my old radeon did help with screen shimmering and distortions.

Fatman
01-22-04, 01:39 PM
3 cards in the same price range, which has a better video output?

Radeon 9200se
Radeon 9200
GeForce FX 5200

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

I(illa Bee
01-22-04, 01:57 PM
9200 justr for the refresh rate options...other than that the most of them use the same chips for TV out.

Rampant CL
01-22-04, 02:25 PM
9200 for sure

Fatman
01-22-04, 04:31 PM
Thank you, 9200 it is!