[mythtv-users] Radeon 8500 hdtv questions...
jc at dastrup.com
Tue Feb 14 16:09:41 UTC 2006
On Tue, 2006-02-14 at 10:51 -0500, Steven Adeff wrote:
> On 2/14/06, James Dastrup <jc at dastrup.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2006-02-14 at 10:13 -0500, Steven Adeff wrote:
> > > On 2/14/06, Jarod Wilson <jarod at wilsonet.com> wrote:
> > > > On Monday 13 February 2006 14:45, Steven Adeff wrote:
> > > > > A friend of mine had a spare Radeon 8500 laying around and let me
> > > > > borrow it to see if I can get it to play with my HDTV better than my
> > > > > nvidia card is.
> > > >
> > If you want to use ATI, you need at least a 9600 and a P4 2.8 (or AMD
> > equivalent). You'll find that it works just fine, and you will have
> > less problems than with the nVidia cards because there is less to
> > configure - no opengl, no XvMC, no recompiling Myth every time you
> > change the driver version, etc.
> well, I don't use XvMC (won't work?) or openGL (don't seem to need
> it), I'm still running v7676 which is quite old, and I run SVN so I
> recompile ~every other day. Considering he cheapest I can find a 9600
> for is $150, or I can spend $50(incl. shipping) on a 5600 card, and
> perhaps at some time decide to enable XvMC...
> plus, with the hell the ATI drivers made me go through to end up not
> listening to any of my custom modelines, I don't know if I want to go
> through the hassle again. If you know what I was doing wrong and how
> to fix it, I may be willing to give the card a whirl on a spare
The fanless Radeon 9600 SE can be found for about $60 (USD) all over the
I'm fortunate enough to not need modelines with my TV's since EDID
provides accurate info for a perfect picture. I've used modelines in
the past, using entechtaiwan.com's Monitor Asset Manager, which works
pretty darn well.
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