[mythtv-users] Video Card Recommendation
boberz at thewatch.org
Tue Aug 12 21:26:27 UTC 2008
David Schlenk wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 9:17 AM, Nick Bright <boberz at thewatch.org
> <mailto:boberz at thewatch.org>> wrote:
> Brian C. Huffman wrote:
> > Allen Edwards <allen.edwards at oldpaloalto.com
> <mailto:allen.edwards at oldpaloalto.com>> wrote:
> >> Nick Bright wrote:
> > <snip>
> >>> 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
> >>> 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.
> > <snip>
> >> 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
> >> break up or something.
> >> Allen
> > I don't think the breaking up is due to the XvMC. I believe
> that's a CPU issue but I could be wrong.
> > As far as why I don't want XvMC - as far as I know you can't get
> color OSD when using XvMC. Once again, I don't mind being corrected
> if that's not true.
> My OSD is color, and I'm using XvMC.
> - Nick
> If I'm remembering correctly, you need a 5200 (or another card that
> supports chromakey) to do color OSD with XvMC. But unless your TV can
> take a DVI-I -> hdmi feed you're stuck in S-VIDEO land with the 5200
> card. I've got a projector that takes that, so it works for that system
> but my older 1080i TV only has component so I'm stuck with a 6200 which
> has a b&w OSD that makes playback stutter when I pause or what have you.
> I've learned to live with it. It only takes a couple seconds to come
> back and if you really need to just rewind 15 seconds. The alternative
> (watching TV with commercials while its airing) is way worse.
I'm using a 7300GT with XvMC enabled (as far as I know - I'm going to
have to check after work though!), using VGA output (but I've also use
it with DVI->HDMI) and my OSD is definitely in color.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500033 <- cheap
and the stock cooler is passive!
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