AGP Card (tv-out)

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Cuckoo, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    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
     
  2. macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Which TV and/or port?

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

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    ATI

    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
     
  5. macrumors 604

    MacsRgr8

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    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.
     
  6. macrumors 604

    MacsRgr8

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    HTR Mailing
    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....
     
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    MacsRgr8

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    TweedehandsMac also offers a few ATI Radeons 7000 PCI!

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