[mythtv-users] Recommended Video Card

jack snodgrass mrlinuxgroups at gmail.com
Tue Sep 26 19:39:54 UTC 2006

On 9/26/06, Chad Flynt <hoochster at sofnet.com> wrote:
> Thank you both for your replies.  I def would like to stick to NVIDIA
> for the support in Linux.  But just wanted an idea of what cards do well
> for decoding and such.  I know the accelerators built on the cards
> aren't made equal! :)  Still accepting responses but will definately
> check into a 6200.  Just want the best quality I can get without
> spending a fortune of course!  I like the price! :)
> Andrew Davis wrote:
> >jack snodgrass wrote:
> >
> >
> >>On 9/26/06, Chad Flynt <hoochster at sofnet.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>Hello,
> >>>
> >>>My apologies if this has been covered a million times.  I was just
> >>>curious what people were recommending for video on newer systems that
> >>>have no AGP Support.  I have lots of NVIDIA 5200's but all AGP.  And
> >>>pretty much anything you buy now is PCI Express.  Or has like an NVIDIA
> >>>6100 on board.  In my past experience the 5200 was one of the better
> >>>cards to use for xxmc support and such.  And something with the newer
> >>>decoders on the newer cards wasn't as good.  But being as they don't
> >>>make a 5200 in PCI Express, I was just curious to know what is the
> >>>recommended hardware now.
> >>>
> >>>Thanks for any input.
> >>>_______________________________________________
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>I've had real good results with a Nvidia 6200. Fanless.
> >>Supports my HDTV monitor on a DVI port and my PC
> >>Monitor on VGA port. Handles my HDTV shows just
> >>fine. Picked it up at Fry's for $49 with a $20 rebate.
> >>
> >>jack
> >>_______________________________________________

> >>
> >I have a similar card... LeadTek WinFast 128M (PX6200TCTDH128)... has
> >128Mb DDR memory, 16xPCI-E slot, VGA & DVI outputs, plus a dongle output
> >that provides S-Video and composite... nVidia driver for Linux shows it
> >as a "Leadtek WinFast PX6200 - nVidia GeForce 6200 TurboCache"...
> >_______________________________________________

just to clarify... the 6200 board does do the XvMC stuff just fine. I
replaced my
faster/louder/hotter/expensive 6600GT with the 6200 board and my HDTV stuff
didn't miss a beat or notice that it was using a slower/quieter/cooler/cheaper


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