[mythtv-users] Best Approach with Connection of a Leadtek 6200 to HDTV

Joel Turner jturner421 at aol.com
Sun May 21 16:35:51 UTC 2006

I recently purchased an Hitachi 42HDS52 Plasma TV that has both  
component and HDMI inputs.  I have a Leadtek 6200 card with component  
out capability and a DVI connector.  I'm wondering what my best  
approach is to connect this to the TV.  My first inclination was to  
purchase a DVI to HDMI cable except the operating manual has this blurb:

The HDMI input on INPUT 1 and 2 contains the copy protection system  
called High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). HDCP is a  
cryptographic system that encrypts video signals when using HDMI  
connections to prevent illegal copying of video contents.

I'm going to guess that the TV is going to treat my myth box as an  
illegal source. If that's the case, I need to go component.  I have  
read a bit through the archives and see that getting the 6200 to work  
properly with a setting other than 480p is problematic mainly due to  
the Nvidia drivers and calculating a proper modeline. My manual is  
unclear, but it appears that my plasma supports 720p natively though  
it bills itself as a 1080i Display.  The native resolution of the  
plasma is 1024x1024.

Knowing this, if given a choice would you try to get the 6200  
working, or would I be best served buying an AA9A60 and using  
Powerstrip to configure?

Thanks for your input.

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