[mythtv-users] Graphics card recomendation
dylan.semler at gmail.com
Thu Aug 24 16:11:15 UTC 2006
As of right now, my system seems to be too slow to handle HD. When running
myth with XvMC, I get about 5 quick prebuffering pauses per second on an HD
channel. Without XvMC I get much longer pauses at a bit longer of an
interval (one per second or so). I'm hoping that I can just upgrade my
graphics card, but I'd like to see what the list thinks first. Currently, I
P4 2.23 GHz
512 MB RDRAM <-- ugh!
64 MB NVidia GeForce 4200
According to the Nvidia driver's readme, the GeForce4 Ti models' XvMC don't
support "IDCT," only "motion-compensation." While I'm not sure what either
of those terms mean, I believe that mine is a Ti model and am hoping that
IDCT is an integral part of processing HD streams. So I'm eyeing a 256MB
5200 for under $50.
I have been able to tune to a channel using the dvb-apps and cat a stream
into a file and play it perfectly with mplayer. It seems that myth adds
some overhead/optimizations that just push my PC beyond the limit.
I have also been considering purchasing dual flat panels at 1600x1200
resolution each. Should I have any concern that a 5200 would not be able to
drive such a high resolution on two screens?
What do you guys think?
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