[mythtv-users] Video Display card recommendation

Joel Turner jturner421 at aol.com
Tue May 2 23:00:13 UTC 2006


beww at beww.org wrote:

>On May 2, 2006, at 4:16 PM, Joel Turner wrote:
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>>Check the mythtv wiki.  There are instructions for running XV on the
>>PVR-350.  I do this for my SD based setup (8 yr old Toshiba) and the
>>output is great.  There are disadvantages to this approach which are
>>detailed elsewhere in the archives. If you have any intentions of
>>replacing your set soon with a plasma or LCD I would not bother  
>>with the
>>PVR-350 but would look at an nVidia 6200.  It's PCI based, some models
>>are fanless and have composite out.
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>Why a 6200 ? A 5200 is cheaper and will do what needs to be done.
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>The extra cost of a 350 over a 150 is more than the cost of a 5200,  
>so what would be the advantage of a 350 except possibly to save a PCI  
>slot ?
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Your correct. I read the message too quickly and just saw that he had no 
AGP and assumed PCI-E.  A 5200 would be the card for a PCI based setup. 
Having run a 5200 using the nVidia driver and nivida-settings to tweak 
output, the PVR-350 looks better on my particular setup and I'm not 
bothered by the disadvantages.




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