[mythtv-users] pcHDTV 3000 Which video card to use with

sschaefer1 at woh.rr.com sschaefer1 at woh.rr.com
Wed Dec 8 13:25:27 UTC 2004


What about a PCI version of this video card, assuming one is available. I already have an AGP card in my Linux box used for a specific purpose and not fast enough for other purposes, but to support the pcHDTV 3000 playbacks would a PCI version of this video card work?

----- Original Message -----
From: Brad Templeton <brad+myth at templetons.com>
Date: Monday, December 6, 2004 5:41 pm
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] pcHDTV 3000 Which video card to use with

> On Mon, Dec 06, 2004 at 03:19:01PM -0700, Brian Merrill wrote:
> > If memory serves me right, the GeForce4 MX are slightly newer 
> than the 
> > Ti's, hence the added video acceleration, but only support a 
> lower 
> > DirectX feature set, i.e. DirectX 7 whereas the GF4 Ti cards 
> support a 
> > DirectX 8 feature set and are probably a little faster.  
> However, I 
> > would just buy a NVidia FX5200.  You could probably get one for 
> close to 
> > the same price as a GeForce4 MX and you would have the benefit 
> of a much 
> > faster card for gaming, a DirectX 9 feature set and the latest 
> hardware 
> > video acceleration.
> 
> You can get 5200 cards on the web for about $50, with DVI output, 
> whichis what I did.
> 
> But I must say it's been a nightmare.  NVidia's drivers create all 
> sortsof problems with the latest kernels and other unusual 
> kernels, including
> hard system crashes, xvideo not working and xvmc not working.
> 
> If you want xvmc in myth, from what I have seen the precompiled 
> debs and
> RPMs you will find don't have it built in, am I wrong about this?  
> You will
> need to compile your myth from source.
> 
> Because of this, I have not yet actually run myth with xvmc, but many
> people report a lot of problems with it.
> 
> The 5200 with xvmc in mplayer however is, when it works, quite good,
> quite tolerable CPU usage and a smooth display.
> 
> Finally, I can't get my 5200 to drive my HDTV under linux, though 
> it is
> able to under powerstrip.  Some driver problem.  Must be unique to
> my TV though since I have not heard as many folks complain.
> 
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