[mythtv-users] questions re Component Out with Nvidia 6150

Jarod Wilson lists at wilsonet.com
Wed Jan 24 03:47:13 UTC 2007

On Jan 23, 2007, at 22:39, Kirk Bocek wrote:

> Well, that's one yea and one nay. Unfortunately, Paul, Jarod's name  
> has more
> pull here. :)

I think its largely a jacked-up video bios, which Asus may well fix  
some day (there's a beta bios available now that I haven't tried,  
since my setup works just fine for me right now). May not be a  
problem with a different TV and/or if you're not using DVI.

> Jarod Wilson wrote:
>> On Jan 23, 2007, at 22:22, Kirk Bocek wrote:
>>> Hey all you 5200 vs. 6200 people: where does the 6150 fit in the
>>> scheme of all
>>> things Myth?
>>> It would be sweet to have HD capable video built into the MB.
>> My frontend box has an Asus A8N-VM CSM w/onboard 6150, which doesn't
>> work so hot w/my HDTV. For whatever reason, from BIOS to X, it will
>> only fill up 4:3-ish worth of the set, max rez 1280x1024. Dunno why
>> that's the case, but I had a PCIe slot and a PCIe 6200TC, which works
>> perfectly at 1920x1080p. (All DVI here).
>>> Alex Halovanic wrote:
>>>> I'm considering an upgrade to my aging Duron HDTV system and I was
>>>> looking at this board:
>>>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131014
>>>> with an
>>>> integrated GeForce 6150 and Component Out.  Currently I'm using a
>>>> 5200
>>>> with a VGA->Component adaptor.  Unfortunately the adaptor's  
>>>> switches
>>>> have to be set by hand for different resolutions so I have  
>>>> everything
>>>> being scaled to 1280p and then getting scaled again by my native
>>>> 1080i
>>>> set (the system being too slow for 1080i resolutions).
>>>> My questions:
>>>> Is the component output on the 6150 able to be changed on-the- 
>>>> fly to
>>>> match the source resolution like VGA is?  If it is, can I use the
>>>> in-built tv modelines or would I need to define the modelines  
>>>> myself?
>>>> Would I be better off running at my tv's native resolution and
>>>> letting
>>>> myth scale it up?  Is the quality better or worse than  VGA-
>>>>> Component
>>>> (running at my tv's native resolution and letting myth scale it)?
>>>> Any help or hints at all are welcome.  Thanks in advance!
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Jarod Wilson
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