[mythtv-users] Which NVIDIA chipset to use the OSDChromaKey Features

Scott Alfter mythtv at salfter.dyndns.org
Fri Jan 13 17:28:08 UTC 2006

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Carl Fongheiser wrote:
> On 1/12/06, *Chris Glover* <chris at glovercc.plus.com
> <mailto:chris at glovercc.plus.com>> wrote:
>     I currently have an NVIDIA 6200 PCI-E based card in my Myth box. It
>     seems this card will not support the Chromakey OSD. Running xvattr does
>     not list the XV_COLORKEY variable.
>     Anybody here successfully using an NVIDIA PCI-E based card with Myth,
>     and if so which one?
> None of the NVidia 6xxx or 7xxx cards support that feature.  I'm pretty
> sure that includes all of the PCI-E cards. Nevertheless, I haven't had
> any problems running MythTV on my one system that has a 6600GT card in
> it.  You just can't use chroma keying for the OSD.

nVidia used to produce the GeforcePCX 5300, which was basically (IIRC) a
GeforceFX 5200 with a PCI Express-to-AGP bridge chip.  I found one on eBay
yesterday and snagged it for about $40; when it arrives, it's going into my
Mythbox and the 6200 I bought for it last weekend is going back to Fry's.

(My main complaint with the 6200 is that colors are way too saturated, and
there's no way to crank them back to more natural levels within MythTV.)

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