[mythtv-users] Which *Nvidia* card should I buy

J. Donavan Stanley jdonavan at jdonavan.net
Wed Jun 30 17:56:23 EDT 2004

Stephen Tait wrote:

> At 15:47 30/06/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>> Hi. You just missed a short novel I wrote on the subject.
>> http://mythtv.org/pipermail/mythtv-users/2004-June/047253.html
>> Short answer: yes, probably get the Chaintech mx440. The fx5200 has a 
>> decent chance of being good as well, but try and make sure you can 
>> return it if not.  ;)
> I have to second my FX series (very very cheap MX 4000 with a passive 
> HSF and a TV-out I've not actually tried out yet, so can't comment on 
> the quality). It's got hardware MPEG2 decoding onboard that the GF4's 
> don't have; if you use the binary nVidia drivers, MPEG2 playback uses 
> virtually no CPU in my experience.

The only MPEG2 decoding acceleration ANY nvidia card offers under Myth 
is XvMC and all the geforce 4 cards support it.  MPEG2 playback doesn't 
consume much CPU when you're using a modern CPU / vid card.

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