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Cuckoo
Jul 13, 2004, 04:06 PM
Hi Friendly Mac Folk,

Thanks for reading... I've got the following situation.

I have an old G4-400 Sawtooth PowerMac. Which i want to hook up to my TV. The current AGP card doens't support a TV-out (or video-out). So I figured i need a new card.

Can any of you recomend any card? I don't game, it's just to play some movie/tv/other stuff from the G4 on TV.

Any suggestions? Brand? Type? Price range?

Any help is ofcorse appriciated.

Cuckoo

Sun Baked
Jul 13, 2004, 04:17 PM
Which TV and/or port?

Some TVs support hooking up a computer directly to the Analog RGB port simply using a VGA cable.

Cuckoo
Jul 13, 2004, 04:22 PM
[QUOTE=Sun Baked]Which TV and/or port?

A Philips TV

Nothing fancy... Just a scart in, so it has to be
- scart (that i believe a euro thingy)
- DIN (it looks like a PS2 cable, but it's often used from video cameras)
- a tulip like cable

So basically something like a powerbook has....

(hope it's a bit clear)

Cuckoo

RGunner
Jul 13, 2004, 04:27 PM
is about your only option...

AGP 9800's new $319, Ebay $225-$350
AGP 8500's EOL, Ebay $100-$175

PCI 7000 EOL, Ebay $60-$110
PCI 9200 not yet released, may never be.... $129

MacsRgr8
Jul 13, 2004, 04:32 PM
I think the Radeon 8500 would be the best deal. This card about 2 years old, now. It has VGA, DVI and TV-out, and is pretty fast.
The "newest" option would be the Radeon 9800 Pro Retail. Pretty expensive, and overkill for a G4 400 MHz. But it does work.
You could also try the Radeon AGP (original) or Radeon 7000 PCI (as a 2nd grfx card)
As you live in Holland: best to check out N&G Computers, or Condor Computers orso. They also have 2nd hand stuff.

MacsRgr8
Jul 13, 2004, 04:38 PM
HTR Mailing (http://www.achtr.nl/cgi-bin/ACHTR.storefront)
has a ATi Radeon 7000 PCI (best for 2nd grfx card) for 139,00

Make a search: "Product" = Radeon, "Merk" (yeah, NL.) = ATI

Bit expensive, but it is a start....

MacsRgr8
Jul 13, 2004, 04:51 PM
TweedehandsMac (www.tweedehandsmac.nl/) also offers a few ATI Radeons 7000 PCI!

Just search in the category: "Monitor - Video" :)

Cuckoo
Jul 14, 2004, 12:09 AM
Wow....

Thanks......