[mythtv-users] HDTV Recommendations... with DVI

Thomas M. Pluth tpluth at surewest.net
Thu Sep 23 00:10:25 EDT 2004

I'm using an Nvidia GeForce4 FX5500 and have previously used a 5200 (no
difference between them from what I can tell) to drive my projector via
DVI-D.  It works great.  

For sound, I'm using a Hercules Game Theater XP 7.1, primarily because it
has multiple SPDIF inputs and output. It also works fine.

-----Original Message-----
From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Gary Raposo
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 8:10 PM
To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
Subject: [mythtv-users] HDTV Recommendations... with DVI

Hi everyone,

I've been following todays HDTV Recommendations thread with great 
interest.  I too am in the early stages of building a MythTV system to feed 
my HD-ready TV.  The only difference is that I want to use the DVI input on 
my TV instead of component video and I was wondering if anyone has a 
recommendation for a video card that would allow me to set up a digital 
connection with a DVI-I to DVI-D cable.  I will be capturing OTA HDTV with 
a HD-2000 or HD-3000.

My TV is a Sony KP-57WV700 with what looks like a DVI-D input (labelled 

 From my research it sounds like an NVIDIA based card would be my best 
bet... but which one?

While I've got you... anyone have a recommendation for a stable sound 
card?  I'm looking for something that will handle 5.1 sound with SPDIF 
(optical) output.  My current MythTV system is based on a Pundit and the 
onboard SPDIF is flakey at best.  I just want something reliable.



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