[mythtv-users] Re: Best approach for TV output
prashk at staff.btltd.net
Thu Sep 23 11:18:12 EDT 2004
The question was asked on the "TVOut" context and the advice was "if you
want to run latest distros (say FC2 with 2.6.8 kernel) then don't go for
Their closed source driver
1) do not support kernel>2.4
2) refuses to compile with Xorg
3) supports only XFree - obviously very few wuld want to switch back to
XFree when latest distros are abandoning it.
Hope this makes it a bit more clearer. You can't use gatos either cos'
gatos is in the process of migrating stuff to Xorg.
All I'm saying is if TVOut is what you want and you are not willing to run
older distros then you should look for other chipsets mainly because
drivers are not there yet.
> 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
> credence at all to your argument. If you are going to criticize, at least
> specific about what "sucks" about them, and what chipset you tested with,
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