[mythtv-users] Recommendation: Hardware MPEG2 Decoder w/ DVI?

nate s nate.strickland at gmail.com
Wed Dec 8 19:54:32 UTC 2004

Also note that some of the nvidia cards had external DVI chips, which,
while not as good as ATI's, were still able to do the full 162mhz.


On Tue, 7 Dec 2004 23:28:52 -0800, Brad Templeton
<brad+myth at templetons.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 07, 2004 at 03:41:30PM -0800, Joe Barnhart wrote:
> > The nVidia 5200 card is a fine one for software
> > decoding, and I recommend it.  There was a recent
> > article in Tom's Hardware, tho, which trashed it for
> > DVI compatibility.  I use VGA myself so I couldn't
> > comment.  The "winner" for DVI compatibility was ATI,
> > but no one has much good to say about Radeon cards for
> > Myth.
> Strictly, the Tom's article approved one Nvidia card and deprecated two
> others, but they were all much higher end cards ($300 range, you can get
> the 5200 for $50) so we don't know what they saw on a 5200, they said
> they would do that at some point.
> I will note I have been unable to get the 5200 to work under linux to drive
> my HDTV via DVI, but others have been able to do that.
> Note that the "trashed" cards were able to do 140mhz, not the full 162mhz
> needed to do 1600x1200x60hz.   HDTV needs only 1920x1080x30hz or
> 1280x720x60hz, where are both about half of the full bandwidth.
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