[mythtv-users] Best approach for TV output (composite/s-video)?

Nate Carlson natecars at natecarlson.com
Wed Sep 22 17:37:01 EDT 2004

On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 Jeff_Mitchell at accessbusinessgroup.com wrote:
> I've seen people mention using NVidia cards with tv-out, and I've seen 
> people using the PVR-350s.  The set-top box I have in mind out has 
> enough horsepower that it doesn't need the decoding capabilities of the 
> PVR-350, but it might be worth it to go ahead and get it if the video 
> quality is noticeably better than what I would get from an NVidia card. 
> (I could always use another tuner anyway.)

I use both an NVidia card and an ATI card; it seems that the ATI card has 
a bit better quality.

> Given that we'd probably be using the box for TV, MythVideo, MythMusic, 
> and MythGame (as well as some of the other modules -- those are the ones 
> I can think that would be graphically intensive (including 
> visualizations in MythMusic that might benefit from hardware 
> acceleration)), does anyone have suggestions as to which way to go?

I'd tend to go with a video card versus the PVR-350 - it's much less 
complicated.  :)

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