Need a graphics card with TV out

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Fri Sep 28 22:07:13 UTC 2007

On 28/09/2007, Brian Fahrlander <brian at> wrote:
> Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > I need a graphics card that:
> > 1) Has working TV-out in Ubuntu or other Linux distros
> > 2) Runs GoogleEarth
> > 3) Runs Compiz
> >
> > I'm on a tight budget, and may buy off ebay as local supply is rather
> > limited. I'll buy off list members too if someone has a card lying
> > around. Any suggestions as to which cards are good, and your
> > experience with them, would be very much appreciated. Thanks!
>     I can relate; I've been using the older cards; until recently I was
> using a GeForce4.  I think unless you 'go nuts' picking an Nvidia card,
> the kind with the TVOut, I think you'll be fine.  The $500+ brand-new
> stuff could be iffy, but that's only because it's new.
>     Now as to a certain model number, I won't be able to help you. But
> the keyword "tvout" combined with "nvidia" should let you find what
> you're looking for.
>     I say all of this about Nvidia since I've had such good luck with
> them; ATI is available too, but I just can't speak to any of their
> equipment. (I started boycotting them many years ago, and for the last 7
> years I've not had any choice but re-use anything that's already purchased.)

I googled and came up with the nVidia PALIT FX5200 128MB. It's in my
price range and available locally. Can anybody vouch for/against it?


Dotan Cohen



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