[mythtv-users] nVidia Personal Cinema

Sim simon.hampton at freebel.net
Fri Dec 31 08:42:16 UTC 2004

I think this is the sort of card I need as I hope to build an SFF.
There seem to be TV cards built into MX440 cards and into FX5200 cards.  I 
think the former are more expensive, but don't really understand the 
difference and which is enough for a computer that will only be used for a 
PVR & office work.

I think that the Asus 9520 HT looks interesting, but don't understand why they 
put some smart cooling technology in the video-suite version but not in the 
home theatre (http://uk.asus.com/products/vga/v9520vs/overview.htm).  After 
all the latter is bound to be used in the living room and hence be sound 


On Friday 24 Dec 2004 02:32, dustymugs at skewedperception.com wrote:
> Nope, I mean encoding.  The nvidia personal cinema is nvidia's answer to
> ati's all in wonder series.  Hasn't been around long (compared to the aiw)
> AND isn't really plastered all over the place in ads and such.
> But compared to the AIW series, the Personal Cinemas have pretty good
> Linux support.  Lots more info can be found at http://rivatv.sf.net.  For
> those with a shuttle or other sff pc, having a Personal Cinema is a good
> idea in conjunction with a pci tv capture card.  This way, you can have at
> least 2 tuners.
> -bborie
> > I believe you mean de-coding
> >
> > I'm not familar with the nvidia personal cinema.  Is it a capture card?
> >
> >
> > On Thu, 23 Dec 2004 09:43:03 -0800, DustyMugs
> >
> > <dustymugs at skewedperception.com> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I don't believe that the MX440 versions do hardware encoding of any
> >> sort.  That was the primary reason i didn't purchase one.  I think the
> >> newer chips, like the FX series, DOES have MPEG2 hardware encoding.
> >>
> >> -bborie
> >>
> >> Bill Sutton wrote:
> >> > Hello List.
> >> >
> >> > Does the nVidia Personal Cinema (apparently a  nVIDIA GeForce4
> >>
> >> MX440-8X chipset) provide any hardware encoding?  Will it work well
> >> for recording in a somewhat low horsepower PC (900 Mhz AMD Atholon)?

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