[mythtv-users] supported TV out
yan at seiner.com
Thu Jan 4 18:32:46 UTC 2007
Steven Adeff wrote:
> On 1/4/07, Yan Seiner <yan at seiner.com> wrote:
>> I want to set up a secondary Myth box. It's a bit weird so I figure
>> I'll post and see if I can tap into some of the experience here.
>> The base machine will most likely be an Athlon 1800. This is strictly
>> for SD playback.
>> The display is a regular TV, so I need composite output on a AGP video card.
>> The computer will also be used for a workstation, so ideally I want
>> something that can drive a VGA monitor with a regular X session as Head
>> 1 and the TV with a myth session as Head 2.
>> The workstation won't be used much; some light text editing, email, and
>> surfing; most likely running a lightweight desktop like XFCE4.
>> It would be really, really nice if the TV could use hardware
>> acceleration for things like tuxracer....
>> I could do this with 2 video cards; one AGP and one PCI if needed.
>> Any suggestions?
> any of the FX series NVidia cards can do this (twinhead between tv out
> and vga out). You will need to have Myth running as your first monitor
> from what I understand (though others may know more/better about
Are you saying that one FX card can do both? I was under the impression
that the TV out is slaved to the VGA/DVI out, and that I would need
either a dual VGA card or two cards?
(Aside: what is nView, anyway?)
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