[mythtv-users] Does anyone have this video card?

Nick knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Thu Sep 21 12:05:28 UTC 2006

On 20/09/06, James Oltman <cnlibmyth at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/19/06, Nick <knowledgejunkie at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 19/09/06, James Oltman <cnlibmyth at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > recorded or live mythTV.  If I'm not being specific enough, I'm sorry.
> Here
> > > are my specs below.
> > >
> > > MythDora 2.1
> > > ASUS A7N8X-E Dlx
> > > Chaintech FX5200 SVID out
> >
> > What capture card are you using?
> >
> > --
> > Nick
> Sorry, I'm using a PVR-350 and a PVR-250.

If you just want to watch recordings/LiveTV/DVD and don't wan't/need
to take advantage of the new OpenGL menus etc (which the PVR-350
output doesn't support) I'd recommend looking into using the PVR-350's
X driver for output (as Mike notes), and not get a new video card at
all (if you were wanting to use HDTV then it would be a different
story, but for SDTV I don't think it's worth it, especially if you
already have the PVR-350.)

When I was using the PVR-350 decoder in this way, the quality of the
output easily surpassed that of my ATI Radeon card's TV-Out via
S-Video. However, I now use a VGA -> RGB SCART cable (not component)
which allows me to use my video card with it's acceleration and better
X support directly with my TV without using the (in my opinion) lower
quality TV-Out on the video card.


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