[mythtv-users] OT: Good and cheap TV-out

Mercury Morris mercury.morris at gmail.com
Sat Jun 24 20:49:04 UTC 2006

On 6/24/06, the bcpino <bcpino at gmail.com> wrote:
> hello all!
> My MythTV system consists in three machines: a backend and two frontends.
> The backend is only used as backend.
> I'd like to use the backend as a backend/frontend and connect it to my TV
> through Svideo.
> The backend configuration is the following:
> - Intel Celeron D 2.53 Ghz
> - 512 MB RAM
> - 160 GB IDE HDD drive
> - Integrated Intel video card (don't remember if it is a 915 or a 950).
> - 2 x Hauppauge PVR-150
> (I only use it to store SD contend, and my FLAC/OGG/MP3 library)
> - MythTV 0.19
> It has enough power to serve the 2 frontends (LiveTV and stored files) and
> record a show very smoothly, no complains at all.... just SD, no HD where I
> live.
> I think I'd only need an aditional video card with tv-out. My problem is
> that I don't have a AGP slot, just PCI-Express and standard PCI slots.
> - What do you advise me?
> I have heard the Geforce 5200's are very good for it, the problem is that
> they only come in AGP 8X or old PCI interface without DVI (future-proofing).
> -What card do you advise me now?
> I need a cheap PCI-Express Geforce card, just for MythTV (no 3D gaming),
> with DVI.
> I also have problems because there are plenty brands, some of them with
> problems, like the Mad Dog or Asus Geforce 5200.
> Thanks for you help

Hundreds of cards are available.  To pick just a single place to look,
try newegg.com.  Several cards there, under 60 dollars.


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