[mythtv-users] Which nVidia video card would You recommend forMythTV

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Mon Aug 13 00:15:36 UTC 2007


On Sunday 12 August 2007 18:05, James Buckley wrote:
> On 12/08/07, Mark Kirby <mark.kirby at exemail.com.au> wrote:
> > Michelle Dupuis wrote:
> > > I did a search for Myth-Vid which you referenced below...I can't find
> > > anything.
> > >
> > > Can you offer info/link on what the feature is?
> >
> > http://mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Mythtv-vid
>
> I have an 'el cheapo' nVidia 7600GT, which was around 65 (read $130). It
> seems to handle SD fine (this is with mythtv-vid and all *currently*
> available opengl renderers). I think I read it handles HD as well, but I
> can't promise anything until I've tested it myself. Anyway, it didn't eat
> my wallet out, but I wouldn't go much lower on specs if you want smooth
> video.

I have a 7600, not on my Myth box but another machine. It deals with HD quite 
well.

Actually a 5200 or later should work OK. Older cards can be made to work but 
yo need the "legacy" drivers. I'd go with a 5200 or later.

BEWW



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