[mythtv-users] Confused about video card

Tomi Makinen makinen at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 02:56:46 EST 2005


I switched from ati to nvidia card just because nvidia has much better
support for linux. I changed to knoppmyth release and  I did not succeed to
use 1280*720 resolution (that is native for my projector) and I had to scale
the image to 1280*768. With fedora I did not have this problem or any
problems with tv-out since I could use ati's own drivers. TV-out is only
working in ati's own drivers.

Nvidia drivers can be compiled to any distribution. Also gentoo had some odd
problem with ati-drivers.

I would suggest nvidia card because of the better linux support.

- McIne -

On 12/15/05, Micha Kersloot <micha at kovoks.nl> wrote:
> Hi,
> Cymen Vig schreef:
> > On 12/14/05, Micha Kersloot <micha at kovoks.nl> wrote:
> >>I've found that the Ati card has quite a better quality output on my
> >>Television (SVIDEO) than the NVidia card. On the other side, BOB isn't
> >>working (a static 'screendump' flickering with the life stream) and i'm
> >>unable to do anything with overscan and/or shifting the output to center
> >>on my TV. Those functions are working on the nvidia card, but the
> >>quality is like vhs video quality.
> >>
> >>After searching the mailinglists / web, it seems that the nvidia card
> >>should be better, so i've got the feeling i'm doing something wrong
> >>overhere. Is that true and can you give some hints?
> >
> >
> > Have you adjusted any of the settings with the Nvidia configuration
> > software for Linux (nvidia-settings)?
> I've tried allmost all settings on that, and the best was a reasonable
> quality. Is there a sort off ideal setting for the Nvidia with PAL? The
> examples on the mailinglist seem to be tailord for NTSC.
> > What is better about the ATI output compared to the Nvidia output? Is
> > it the colors are more accurate? Less noise in the video? Something
> > else? Quality is subjective so perhaps there is something you are
> > seeing that others are not. I do have a Radeon card here so I am going
> > to try comparing it to my Geforce 4 MX.
> For example, the colors looked 'overdone' the bright colors where very
> bright and the dimm colors all looked grayish (i hope you understand).
> Also it looked a bit unsharp. But i've seen the same with the ATI if I
> enable the deinterlacing options. But I can switch that off with the ati
> without a visible impact (only the picture looks sharper).
> --
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> Micha Kersloot
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