[mythtv-users] Video card w/ TV out recommendations

Philip Isaacs pisaacs at wesleyan.edu
Wed Sep 27 16:42:45 UTC 2006


Great thanks so much!

Steven Adeff wrote:
> On 9/27/06, Philip Isaacs <pisaacs at wesleyan.edu> wrote:
>   
>> raphael wrote:
>>     
>>> Philip Isaacs wrote:
>>>
>>>       
>>>> I'm building a new Myth box and I was looking for a good affordable
>>>> video card w/ TV out.
>>>>
>>>> There are about a million different video cards out there and I'm not
>>>> sure what makes one better then
>>>> another when it comes to watching videos? Also what do you think the
>>>> minimun amount of
>>>> ram the video card should have for a MythTV?
>>>>
>>>>         
>>> I say this, although I'm ati fan, if you want TVout done easily
>>> literally using the svideo port just forget about ati and buy a lower
>>> end Nvidia card such as the 5200fx or the 6200.  I have both ati and
>>> nvidia in my systems.  I don't use the ati drivers, I do use the Nvidia
>>> drivers.  ATI drivers are fubared.
>>>       
>> Yeah, I have seen a bunch of postings for the 5200fx. Are there any
>> brands that your recommend,
>> or will any version from New Egg due. Also, is there a recommended
>> amount of memory?
>>     
>
> for SD memory doesn't matter, and any of the fx5200's should work fine.
>
>   
Philip


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