[mythtv-users] Adventures in HDTV - Notes from the trenches
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Sun Dec 18 23:52:05 EST 2005
On Sunday 18 December 2005 23:17, Matt Mossholder wrote:
> 1) Try and ensure that the TV you intend to purchase does not -require-
> HDCP enabled input sources for HDMI or DVI connections before you make a
> purchase. This has a number of bad side effects, listed below.
or get a 6000 or 7000 series card as you mention below.
> 2) A display capable of 720p is preferable to one capable of 1080i,
> under many circumstances. 720p has less flicker, and presents less
> problems from a display driver standpoint. One that supports both (or
> 1080p) is even better.
no HDTV currently accepts 1080p input.
1080i should be fine, I can't imagine any noticable flicker in a proper set up
on a good 1080i tv. Hell, even my cheap Sanyo displays 1080i with no
If your TV is not actually a native 1080i tv though, then there might be some
issue with 1080i input.
> *) If you require interlaced display modes, choose version 6629, if
> you are using progressive, you can go with the latest version.
Interesting. So interlace does work on the older drivers! I wonder what the
downside to running 6629 over 7676 is. Time to get a GeForce card with a GPU
that supports interlaced output....
> *) if you are using an AudioAuthority 9A60 VGA-> Component adapter,
> be aware that somewhere above version 6629 the nVIDIA drivers began
> experiencing an issue when using 1080i mode, where the display would be
> shifted such that the left and right edges are in the middle of the
If your using an NVidia card to output to a 1080i tv you should be using the
DVI connector, if not, just get one with built in component hdtv output and
sell the AudioAuthority box.
> *) There is an outstanding bug in versions higher than 6629 when
> utilizing a DVI connection which prevents the use of xv VBlank syncing.
> I've seen it mentioned that this is just with interlaced modes, but in
> my experience, it seems to crash right away whenever the DVI port is
> being used.
I don't understand this issue? I'm using 7676 with DVI output and it doesn't
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