[mythtv-users] Good card for VDPAU high quality?
Justin The Cynical
cynical at penguinness.org
Fri Jun 11 05:47:28 UTC 2010
On 6/10/10 7:30 PM, Matt Goebel wrote:
> I'm thinking of buying better 220 or better cards to replace them. Can
> anyone suggest something decent? I'd like:
> 1. Must work well with VDPAU High Quality (duh)
> 2. Something that runs cooler. I know I'm looking at a fan but if
> it's quiet that's ok.
> 3. Must have HDMI out and work with a Samsung DLP and LCD (I've read
> cards/TV are having issues)
> 4. Must have *working* 5.1 audio or better. By working I mean work
> under Fedora 12 + alsa-driver from Atrpms... I just want to grab
> an RPM for my kernel, I'm not compiling alsa every time. Without
> this I can't watch my H.264/ACC content.
> 5. Prefer if it was under $100
I've got one of these:
EVGA 01G-P3-1227-LR GeForce GT 220 SSC Edition 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI
Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
Works just fine for VDPAU, and when the NVidia driver loads and kicks
in, I can't hear the fan.
Aside from #4, which I can't test right now as I don't have a receiver
that can decode the higher end audio streams, so there isn't any point
in me moving from the optical, it fits all your requirements and is a
bit on the overkill side memory wise.
I have seen one post in another forum somewhere on the interwebz that
said in their testing, 1 gig of DDR3 made for smoother VDPAU playback on
the higher bitrate files, and at the time I purchased this, the price
difference was small enough that it was worth it.
So far, I have no complaints, aside from that it wasn't free. :-)
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