Summary: This video card is all I needed to hook up both my monitor and HD TV to my computer. Great for watching some online TV, (hulu and such) rather than spending all that money on cable for a few channels.
Summary: Fine card for basic desktop or HTPC applications. Pros: Silent (passive cooling). Works well in Linux using the Nvidia binary drivers. Handles compositing well (Kwin desktop manager with Kubuntu 8.10 and nvidia 177 glx driver). Much better than onboard graphics. The Geforce 7 series support xvmc under Linux for gpu accelerated mpeg2 decoding while the later Nvidia cards (8 and 9 series) do not.
Summary: I have found no other product support as helpful as this one, They have bent over backwards to help me though the installation of this card. I commend this company for the highly motivated staff in the support department and thank them for their commitment to customer service. I see that less and less these days within other companies.
Normal display functions adequate; TV out problematic
traderje "traderje", Amazon
29 August 2008
Summary: For the performance of normal display functions this PCI-e display card is fine for the price. If you only intend to use it as an ordinary VGA display you will probably find it an acceptable price point. However, my experience with the TV out function has been problematic. An internet search found people with similar stories with this series. Of course, many people report no trouble at all. It just wasn't worth it to me track down the problem for the installed setup.
Summary: I bought this to replace the onboard graphics that comes standard with my new HP a6330f desktop computer. I plan to get a 24" LCD monitor and thought this would be a good graphics card to boost performance a bit. Don't have the monitor yet, but this card works well with the standard 300 watt power supply that comes with my HP. It doesn't require a separate power input and uses a double-sided heat sink instead of a power-using, noisy fan.