[mythtv-users] Preferred interface for HDTV?
finlay at moeraki.com
Fri Apr 4 05:40:30 UTC 2008
stefan_jones at comcast.net wrote:
> -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: John Finlay <finlay at moeraki.com>
>> stefan_jones at comcast.net wrote:
>>> I'm planning a new MythBox. I really don't want to spend a bundle on a
>> does-everything system; I'll pay more for a good processor and fast memory and
>> good drives, but not (for example) an SLI-capable motherboard.
>>> One of the MBs I'm looking at has a GeForce 7050 built in chipset built in . .
>> . but only a VGA output.
>>> Now, right now my old MythBox is connected to my 780p Samsung HDTV with VGA.
>> The FX 5200 knows it's a big LCD and set the Linux desktop screen resolution to
>> 12?? x 768 (don't have the machine on right now) and it looks just great, as far
>> as I'm concerned. But so far I haven't streamed HD (I can't . . . the processor
>> won't really handle it.)
>>> My question is . . . will I be able to stream 780p video to the set via an VGA
>> interface? Should I spend more and get a faster nVidia card with DVI outputs?
>> How about something like this that would allow you to use either?
> That sounds like an interesting board, and most of the users seem to like it a lot. Do you have personal experience with it?
Yes I use one as a FE into my 42" 1080p Vizio thru the HDMI at 1080p.
> Most of the reviews seemed to be by Windows users; if you have one, were you able to get over the no-audio-with-HDMI problem
My TV has an RCA audio input for one of the HDMI ports. Audio does not
work over the HDMI though I think it might in Windows but I haven't
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