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

Steve Adeff adeffs at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 18:59:31 UTC 2006

On Friday 13 January 2006 12:28, Scott Alfter wrote:
> 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.)

I have that card,
VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV37GL [Quadro FX 330/GeForce 
PCX 5300]
in my other machine that has PCIX. Haven't used it for output to my HDTV yet, 
but on my 21" monitor it looks lovely =)


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