[mythtv-users] Best option for dual tuner with tv-out?

John Hanauer johnhanauer at gmail.com
Mon Jun 20 03:23:56 UTC 2005

Thanks for replying Mike.

I haven't bought anything, but my current plan was to actually scrap
the PVR-350 and go with a GeForce 5200 so your post just further
comforts my decision.



On 6/19/05, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> John Hanauer wrote:
> >>However, I'd take it a step further as cost is close to the same (assuming
> >>PCI's are available for all this) and use 2 PVR-150's and a decent non-
> >>fann'd Nvidia with DVI and Svid out.
> >>
> >>
> Highly agree with using a "real" video card instead of PVR-350 TV out.
> Very nice for non-video (i.e. OpenGL).  Also, not limited to SDTV.
> >I'm cool with doing this, even thought about it.  But I want good quality on
> >my TV-out plus I want it to stay cheap.
> >
> >
> IMHO, the rumors of PVR-350 output quality are highly exaggerated...  I
> would guess that most people who swear there's a huge difference have
> never properly configured their video card's TV out and Myth's use of it
> (i.e. got it just far enough to get output).  I have a PVR-350, but yet
> I'm using a Chaintech GF4 MX440 for TV out (yeah, not quite what I need
> for HDTV, but that will change in the near future...).
> >What's a good cheap Nvidia with good TV-out?
> >
> Love the TV out on mine.  Also, quite inexpensive.  If you have
> aspirations of an HDTV upgrade, you might want to go with a GF 5200 (or
> better).
> Mike
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