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22nd September 1999, 12:25
I've just been reading the latest issue of UK magazine Computer Video. They have news of the forthcoming Marvel G400TV. They claim to know quite a bit about it too.

It is expected to cost less than 250rrp

It will come with Avid Cinema http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/frown.gif

It will have 16MB RAM / 300MHz DAC

NO dual head http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/frown.gif The secondary port will be as the Marvel G200 - a connection for the break-out-box

Likely to include software AVI (MJPEG) -> MPEG-2 encoder for use with the Divicore DVD player.

aka Chris H

22nd September 1999, 12:50
Oooops didn't notice that there was a Matrox advert for the Marvel G400-TV on the back cover!! http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/redface.gif

Anyway the specs I listed above ARE correct.

aka Chris H

22nd September 1999, 16:24
They aren't quite correct, well they are probably correct as you read them in the magazine but not quite really correct if you see what I mean http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

22nd September 1999, 20:17
No, I don't really see what you mean. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

Would you care to elaborate?

23rd September 1999, 01:35
I've had another look at the Matrox advert, and it is basically as i've listed it above, with the exception of the MPEG encoder.

I'm a bit diasapointed by it really, as I hoped it would have dual head (for multi monitor), as thats the reason I upgraded from my Marvel G200 to a G400. I'm not willing to get a RR-G, as the driver situation is crap (beta for Win98, sod-all for NT4)

aka Chris H

23rd September 1999, 09:42
If it's a Marvel G400TV does that mean the UK is getting a TV tuner at last?

Also, if its not dual head does that mean the monitor will still switch to 50Hz when TV-Out is enabled?

23rd September 1999, 10:41
Yes the UK version DOES have a TV tuner.

I wasn't very clear in what I said.
The card officially does have 'dual-head' for TV out as per the Millennium G400, but it does not support multi-monitor.

aka Chris H

24th September 1999, 17:23
There will be two versions of the Marvel G400-TV a NTSC and PAL version, no more of that having to pay extra for the TV tuner outside of North America http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif The card does support DualHead but only to TV, no RGB there is no room on the card for a secondary RGB connector.

2nd February 2000, 09:36
do what i did and buy a g400max and an RR G - series

i got dual head

in and out video