[mythtv-users] [OT] VGA to PAL tv converter

Stephen Tait tait at digitallaw.co.uk
Thu Jun 24 16:02:23 EDT 2004

>Probably true, but try a Radeon 9200SE. I switched from my on-board 
>nForce2 TV-out
>to such a card, and the difference in picture quality is simply
>amazing. And the card was dirt cheap. Much less than you will pay
>for any decent RGB-PAL converter.

Granted - the 9200 is very nice indeed under Linux. I just have a bugbear 
against ATI cos I was badly bitten by their atrocious drivers a while ago, 
and I like my OpenGL screensavers :^) I was also initially put off by the 
fact that all the 9200's I could lay my hands on at the time I needed a gfx 
card were all actively cooled.

>Now if only ATI would publish the details of the on on-chip MPEG-2
>decoding my life would be complete :-)

Mine too, but I don't know if I could stand the smugness emanating from 
Richard Stallman if that happened ;^) Seriously though, I'd love it if they 
could open the specs enough to make a "nowhere near as good as the Magic 
Closed Source Proprietary Magic Drivers that we, the godlike company, make; 
but more than good enough for those of you that don't insist on 
36473296372835634758465873945603478564378509630247230987 franes per second 
in Doom3" driver... but look, I'm dreaming again... 

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