[mythtv-users] Best TV-Out Support

Zach Paine zach.paine at gmail.com
Fri Oct 22 12:30:15 UTC 2004

> There are three roads you can go:
> 1. Videocard with TV-out. Some TV-Outs are not (yet) supported in Linux
> or are a bit quirky, so please get a lot of info before you buy one of them.

I guess this was my question.  Since support in Linux is so ...
"quirky", which cards have people had the best experiences with?

> 2. Buy a separeate monitor-to-tv converter. Advantages: Easy set-up, no
> limit on the TV-cards you can use(besides the motherboard-issue of
> course). Most large,  well-supplied electronics stores should have one.

This sounds intriguing.  How good is the picture quality?

> 3. A TV-Card with intergrated TV-Out, such as the Hauppauge PVR 350. (I
> have one so I'm a bit biased)
> Advantages: Good image quality, bypasses monitor completely, so no issues.
> Disadvantages: Expensive (think $200-300 per card), Set-up is still
> fiddelly (good HOWTO's are available & will get better ;-) )

Ack.. probably too expensive for this particular project.  Thanks for
the all the information!


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