[mythtv-users] mythtv-vid opengl and new nvidia card

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Mon Oct 1 18:01:10 UTC 2007


gad at jetcom.org wrote:
> Now that the mythtv-vid branch is in trunk, I'm interested in using  
> the opengl renderer. This seems to fix a problem that I've had for a  
> long time with my 16:10 display and interlacing/tearing. However my  
> fx5200 doesn't have the ooomph to render the HD realtime.
> 
> Being that 7xxx or 8xxx series nvidia cards can be obtained for less  
> than $100, it seems to make sense to pick up one of these newer cards  
> to replace the aging 5200.
> 
> Does anyone have recommendations on which class/card?  Obviously I  
> don't intend to spend $500 here, or get something too hot, bulky.

When I was looking at a new motherboard, on the chance that the i810 
driver would not do the trick, I checked out Nvidia boards. There is a 
7300 series board which is passively cooled. It was about $75. new. As 
far as I could tell everything above that needed active cooling....

Geoff


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