[mythtv-users] Video Card Recommendation

Allen Edwards allen.edwards at oldpaloalto.com
Tue Aug 12 12:49:07 UTC 2008


Nick Bright wrote:
> Brian C. Huffman wrote:
>> I'm upgrading my backend /frontend combination and my new configuration consists of an Intel motherboard w/ 1066MHz bus and an Intel Core2 Duo E7200 (2.53GHz) processor.  
>>
>> The onboard Intel video is definitely not cutting it.  I have a PCI express slot that I can use.
>>
>> Obviously I'm still trying to keep prices down but I also need quality, so what's the lowest series of Nvidia card that I could get to have a good HD picture without using XvMC?  Also, how much memory should the card have?
>>   
> Why wouldn't you want to use XvMC? I'm not trying to disparage you - I'm 
> curious. I haven't read anything negative about XvMC, but I've seen some 
> posts and pages mentioning not wanting to use it by a number of people.
> 
> If there's a good reason to not use XvMC, I'd really like to know what 
> it is so I can make an informed decision on using it in my setup.
> 
> I recently purchased a 7300GS specifically because beyond the 7xxx 
> series XvMC is no longer supported, it works quite well on SD content 
> but I'm still struggling to get any HD content to work (tuner problem, 
> not video card problem), so I can't comment on its' HD capabilities.
> 
>  - Nick
>> Thanks in advance!
>> Brian
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I tried XvMC on my AMD based 5400 setup and it really is not a very good 
experience.  I can't remember exactly but when the OSD comes on things 
break up or something.

Allen



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