[mythtv-users] TV out video card
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Thu Oct 27 12:51:21 EDT 2005
On Thursday 27 October 2005 12:35, Jesse Guardiani wrote:
> Simpson, Richard wrote:
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
> >> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org]On Behalf Of David Wallace
> >> Hi,
> >> I just went shopping for a GeFroce fx 4000 card. The only one I found
> >> was pci based. But, for $18.00 more the had a fx 5200 agp with 256 meg
> >> of ram with TV and DVI out.
> >> Will this work as good/easy as the 4000 card? I haven't opened the box
> >> yet, just in case the list says it won't work!
> > I have the 128M version of the FX 5200 and I love it.
> I just wish my 5200 wasn't grainy and splotchy. Particularly during dark
> scenes you can see
> swirly black splotches, and the output is always a bit more grainy than
> my PVR 350 was.
> Also, the video seems to stutter a bit sometimes. Just sometimes though.
> Most people probably
> wouldn't notice it, but I do.
> I'm using 800x600 with Depth=24 and 32bpp on tv out.
> My wife keeps complaining about the grainy and splotchy picture. :) I
> must have spoiled her
> with the PVR 350.
> Does anyone know of a way to fix this?
iirc standard definition NTSC is only 16bpp, but check the Wikipedia on this.
Also, different tv out chips used on video cards work best at a specific
resolution. so 800x600 might not be the best for your card, try playing
around with different resolutions until you find one your chip is happiest
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