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

Gavin Hurlbut gjhurlbu+mythtv-users at beirdo.ca
Thu Sep 23 10:29:12 EDT 2004

Prash <prashk at staff.btltd.net> wrote:
> - If you're buying a box with a builtin tvout and you want to run latest
> distros then don't go for ATI. Their closed source drivers suck. SiS and
> Nvidia is your best bet with plenty of support. I've heard Via is pretty
> good as well.

I would say that you are quite incorrect on that.  ATI proprietary drivers
work splendidly for me and many others.  And with the price of the Radeon
9200SE as low as it is, you get excellent value for your dollar too.

However, it all depends on which ATI chipset you have.  Making a blanket
statement like "Their closed source drivers suck" is misleading and lends no
credence at all to your argument.  If you are going to criticize, at least be
specific about what "sucks" about them, and what chipset you tested with, etc.


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