[mythtv-users] 5200 or 6200

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Tue Jan 23 19:55:39 UTC 2007

Nick Morrott wrote:
> On 23/01/07, Damian Surr <damian at gingermagic.com> wrote:
>> Does MythTV prefer 5200 or 6200 for any reason?
> The 5xxx series of cards do not have the black and white OSD problems
> that the 6xxx and 7xxx series cards have, due to a change in the way
> chroma-keying is handled (see
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/XvMC#Greyscale_OSD_.28NVidia_4_.26_5.29
> for more infor).
> A 5200 card with 128MB, TV-out and DVI would be my choice - many US
> users use the 5200 for HDTV output in addition to SDTV, using the XvMC
> support in the nVidia driver. There's no benefit in getting 256MB
> unless you are also going to use the machine for heavy gaming. OpenGL
> support allows you also to use the new OpenGL-enabled menus in the
> frontend.

I had a 5200, but moved to a 6200 because it came with a component out 
dongle, which works much better than the setup I had before. No issues 
with the 5200 though, just didn't have component out. I have the 5200 in 
another frontend now.


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