[mythtv-users] Nvidia DVI vs ATI

nate s nate.strickland at gmail.com
Fri Dec 10 06:35:16 UTC 2004

While that's true, that all of the eye diagrams showed were ok, the
ones with the on-chip nvidia were shown at 141mhz, because they were
not compliant at 162mhz.  This of course only matters at very high


On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 00:03:53 +1100, Hamish Moffatt <hamish at cloud.net.au> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 06, 2004 at 09:02:34AM -0700, mark at onnow.net wrote:
> > After reading the article re. DVI compliance...
> >
> > So it looks like ATI cards are working better than NVidia for DVI.  I am looking
> > to by a TV that takes DVI and I am concerned about the compliance of Nvidia
> > cards.  Are the ATI cards supported at all?  I have always used Nvidia with no
> > problems.
> >
> > Thoughts?  Experiences?
> I read the article and I think there's a bit of scaremongering going on.
> Did you see the eye diagrams? They are all perfect, though the article
> says some of them are nearly out of specification.
> The specification will ensure that you still get a workable picture over
> an X metre long cable; if you keep it short, it won't matter if you
> card IS out of spec.
> The NVIDIA cards with the off-board SIL164 transmitter chip seemed to do
> better than the ones using the built-in transmitter in the GeforceFX
> (especially obvious on the card with one of each, the MSI NX6800
> Ultra), so if you are concerned, look for a card with that chip.
> I expect it'll only be on the more expensive cards though.
> Hamish
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