[mythtv-users] Newbie: Video Card for MythTV
blammo.doh at gmail.com
Thu Oct 21 07:23:33 UTC 2004
5200U here, love it.
Seriously agree on the driver issue. Paid attention to the lists,
started with an NV card in the front end, hasn't given me trouble at
all, and the drivers are worthwhile.
Fry's had it for $79 with a $30 rebate, hard to beat that.
On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 21:57:04 -0700, Jarod Wilson <jcw at wilsonet.com> wrote:
> On Wednesday 20 October 2004 12:04, clemens at dwf.com wrote:
> > I intend to put together a MythTV system later this month, and
> > the one item that I am still unsure of is the Video card.
> > I see several folks on this list recommending (or using) a
> > Nvidia 5700 (Ultra?).
> Not the brightest recommendation for a Myth box, if you ask me. A 5700 is
> serious overkill, so you'd just be wasting your money, unless you're playing
> lots of high-end games. And like Christopher said, a 5700 more likely than
> not has a fan, while many 5200s are fanless.
> > I really dont know anything about video cards, and suspect Ill
> > miss something important in reading the specs. Is this a
> > reasonable card?
> If you're not doing HDTV, a GeForce 4 MX or MX-4000 is more than adequate. For
> HDTV, a 5200 does seem to be a bit better than an MX. I use a fanless FX 5200
> in my HDTV-connected box and a 4 MX in my other box.
> > Any other preferences?
> Not here. Some people really like the Radeon 9200 series cards. I wasn't wild
> about the Radeon 9000 I had. While it was fine for standard-def material, it
> was a POS for HDTV content, with a multitude of problems across all three
> possible drivers (radeon, fglrx, gatos). Might be fixed in recent driver
> versions though, that was back in XF86 4.2 days, and now I'm running Xorg
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