[mythtv-users] need vid card with s-video, pci-x16 that "just works"

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Fri Jan 5 03:57:53 UTC 2007

Patrick Ouellette wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 04, 2007 at 12:21:58PM +0000, Stroller wrote:
>> Why do you suggest a 5000-series rather than the 6000 or 7000? These  
>> 6000- & 7000-series cards seem to be more readily available & so I  
>> assumed they were later models. I therefore assumed longer support  
>> for them in nVidia's binary drivers.
> IIRC, the 5000 series cards have overlay support.  The 6000 and later
> cards don't have the overlay support, but use textures instead.  With
> overlay support you get a color OSD with XVMC enabled, and maybe fewer
> issues.... YMMV
Honestly, I haven't really noticed that big a deal with the OSD after 
going from a 5200 to a 6200. What I really love is the quality of the 
picture now that I can use the component out on the 6200, as opposed to 
S-Video on the 5200.


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