[mythtv-users] Video card suggestions
bradallenfuller at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 5 19:01:34 EST 2005
Len Reed wrote:
> mythtv at jehster.net wrote:
>> My MythTV box is currently running with an old Voodoo 4500 I had laying
>> around. Since I didn't have a card with a tv-out interface, I used a
>> VGA-to-composite converter I picked up on the cheap. It gets the job
>> but tends to cause a slightly fuzzy picture and occassionally gets
>> out of
> Yeah, those things don't work too well in my experience.
>> Now I want to "upgrade" and get a card with tv-out and am looking for
>> suggestions. I don't want to spend $200 on the latest ATI or nVidia with
>> 17 gigs of ram or something silly. But I still want something reliable.
>> Anyone want to share their experience with reasonably priced video
>> I'm looking for something with a composite interface. Will any of them
>> work for console (framebuffer) output, or only with X?
> Your TV can't handle SVideo? That will look better and be easier to
> I've used several inexpensive nvidia-based cards, and they work well.
> You should be able to pick one up new for US$35-50. Composite video
> output might be hard to find in a new card, though. And beware of
> cheap svideo-composite adapters; they give crummy results, too.
All you need is a small cap for conversion. How can some be crummy?
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