[mythtv-users] TV out for unlisted card?
sylvania at istop.com
Fri Mar 30 05:14:16 UTC 2007
Mitch Gore wrote:
> nvidia 5200 and 6200 are the most popular. I know the 5200 comes in
> PCI not sure about the 6200.
6200 does, too, but when I tried to look up the hardware
requirements for this card, I got no where. I e-mailed nVidia asking for
this information, but I get the feeling they are the type of outfit that
doesn't answer its mail.
> On 3/29/07, *Angus* < sylvania at istop.com <mailto:sylvania at istop.com>>
> Rod Smith wrote:
> > On Thursday 29 March 2007 22:55, Angus wrote:
> >> It seems that TV out isn't quite as well supported as I
> thought. I've
> >> read through the Wikis and mailing lists and I can't figure out
> where to
> >> get started. If I have a very low-budget card with a TV out
> (say, a
> >> KWorld Global Terminator, which has a SAA713? chipset, still)
> and I want
> >> to connect the TV out to my TV, how do I go about beginning
> with that?
> > The KWorld Global Terminator is a TV *capture* card, meaning you
> plug in an
> > antenna, cable TV cable, or the like to *record* TV using the
> card. AFAIK, it
> > lacks the ability to send output *to* a TV. To be sure we're
> talking about
> > the same thing, check these URLs:
> You know what, I think you're right. That's just great! I make
> certain that this card has everything I want, but it turns out all
> that that TV port is an input port, not an output port. Good thing I
> didn't spend too much money for this stupid thing, but nothing would
> have been a better price for nothing.
> > For TV output, you need one of several things:
> > 1) A regular computer video card and a separate converter box
> that takes the
> > VGA output from the video card and converts it to a TV
> standard suitable
> > for your TV, such as composite, S-video, DVI, etc.
> > 2) A computer video card that includes a TV output suitable for
> your TV, such
> > as composite, S-video, DVI, etc.
> > Most people go for option #2 because a video card with TV
> outputs isn't much
> > more expensive than a video card without TV outputs, whereas a
> converter box
> > (needed for #1) is moderately expensive. They can be had fairly
> cheaply on
> > eBay, though, so if you've got an otherwise suitable video card,
> #1 might be
> > a reasonable way to go.
> Alright then, does anyone else use MythTV for TV out? Can anyone
> recommend a card? I realize that there already are some
> but I have a few special needs. My computer is an 800MHz Celeron,
> any AGP. So I'd need a PCI card that can handle a CPU w/only 800MHz.
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