[mythtv-users] Preferred video card

Calin Brabandt cbrabandt at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 11 17:19:21 UTC 2006

>On 09/10/06 21:56, Dewey Smolka wrote:
>>>Both cards cost also around the same, so I'm going
to pick one up. Is
>>>there a compelling reason to prefer the FX5200
chipset over the 6200?
>>In short, probably not. The fx5200 has been the
prefered card because
>>1) it works, and 2) it is (or has been) cheaper.
MythTV users tend to
>>be a frugal lot, or at least tend to look for the
best deals on a
>>given piece of hardware.
>>I'm not aware of any issues or problems with the
6xxx series cards.
>Although the 6x00 series of cards use the 3D hardware
for video (pixel
>shaders/video texture) and the 5x00 series and below
use the
>chroma-keyed overlay approach.  Currently the overlay
is better
>supported.  In the future, the 3D hardware may be
better supported
>by then, the 6200 will probably be available for
about a dollar ;).

I agree with Mike.  I have an FX5200 and I've noticed
the video tearing is bad, when I'm not using the
overlay (one display device has tearing in dual output
mode, for example).  If the FX6xxx doesn't have video
hardware overlay support, I'd avoid it!


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