[mythtv-users] 1080p without XVMC - MPG and AVI support

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Sat Oct 21 23:50:46 UTC 2006

On 10/21/06, Ben Curtis <mythtv at nosolutions.com> wrote:
> > 1) Upgrade the FX5200 card (AGP) in the Athlon XP 2500+ frontend to
> > support 1080p playback of all forms of media (AVI/WMV/MPG)
> >
> > 2) Create a whole new system for the living room (possibly using the same
> > card) to also support 1080p playback.
> >
> > 3) Cheap.  Most bang for buck suggestions only, please.
> >
> > So basically, what card should I choose for #1, and what system
> > (processor/vid card) should I choose for #2?  I can figure out the
> > mobo/case/etc on my own after a chip type/speed is selected.
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> Hrm.. I found an intresting product on Newegg just now.  It's an Athlon 64
> motherboard with a GeForce 6100 GPU on board.  Since I have a low profile
> case available, this could be a winner if the GPU can handle the HD
> content.
> Product: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813153005
> Specs PDF: http://www.jetwaycomputer.com/spec/754GT3-PTD.pdf
> Anyone think this could handle it with an Athlon 64 3000+ or Sempron 64
> 3100+ (not sure which would be better)?

I'd suggest the
MSI K8NGM2-NBP Socket 939 NVIDIA GeForce 6150 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

which has the 6150, DVI output and an SPDIF header on the motherboard,
which would required an SPDIF addon cable, which many MicroATX HTPC
cases have. It's socket 939 so will have a little more life than the
754. I'd also suggest as fast a Athlon64/Opteron as you can afford, it
will help with future x264 decoding.

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