[mythtv-users] Best non-Hauppauge TV-out cards?
darren.richards at cox.net
darren.richards at cox.net
Tue Mar 2 10:30:57 EST 2004
I can post my modules.conf and XF86Config files when I'm back at my home computer, but they are virtually unchanged from the examples on Jarod's howto site (wilsonet.com/mythtv)
> From: James Armstrong <james at thearmstrongs.org>
> Date: 2004/03/02 Tue AM 08:51:27 EST
> To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Best non-Hauppauge TV-out cards?
> Can you do me a favor and post your modules.conf and XF86Config file.
> - James
> Darren Richards wrote:
> >The Chaintech GeForce4 MX card just came in the mail today. I finally got
> >everything installed and tweaked just right, and I wanted to share my
> >results. Let me just sum up by saying that this is freakin' awesome!! I
> >have spent the last hour doing everything I could possibly imagine to try
> >and crash the backend, hang my system, or stop a current recording. I just
> >can't do it anymore. The program guide while watching live TV works like a
> >champ. I turned on the video preview option, and I entered and exited the
> >"watch recordings" menu probably 4 dozen times. I watched varoious recorded
> >shows, paused, fast-forwarded, rewinded, etc... I did this over and over
> >and over and over again, but never once was I able to stop a current
> >recording or hang my system. I'm ecstatic!! Also, the time it takes to
> >change channels has gone from 4 seconds to about 1 second. Not bad!
> >I'm still using the 350 as my capture card. The on-screen displays actually
> >look better with the GF4MX tv-out than with the 350. Live (or recorded) TV
> >doesn't look quite as sharp, but the difference is only really noticable
> >when there is a lot of on-screen movement. I increased the capture bitrate
> >and that seemed to help. Other than that, I haven't done any real
> >As they say, YMMV, but I'd definitely recommend buying another tv-out
> >graphics card, and hang on to the 350 as your capture device. As far as the
> >WAF goes, I think this will be the best investment I've made...
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Scott Anderson" <scottanderson at comcast.net>
> >To: <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> >Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2004 1:56 PM
> >Subject: [mythtv-users] Best non-Hauppauge TV-out cards?
> >>I have a PVR-350, but due to some issues (detailed previously) as well
> >>as things like mplayer and mame not running on the pvr, I'm considering
> >>purchasing a reasonably cheap TV-out card until things get ironed out. I
> >>need to keep the WAF up to preserve domestic tranquility, and the best
> >>way might be to spend *more* money. ;-)
> >>There are some good deals on GeForce4 MX cards on newegg.com... has
> >>anyone had good experience using them with Myth? What seems to be the
> >>best/most stable/good quality card to use?
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