[mythtv-users] 5200 or 6200

Jarod Wilson lists at wilsonet.com
Wed Jan 24 05:58:01 UTC 2007

On Jan 24, 2007, at 00:43, Brad DerManouelian wrote:

> On Jan 23, 2007, at 9:36 PM, Jarod Wilson wrote:
>> On Jan 24, 2007, at 00:08, Stroller wrote:
>>> On 23 Jan 2007, at 20:31, Jarod Wilson wrote:
>>>> ... I got a new HDTV w/DVI inputs. My 5200 had no DVI
>>>> output. I also switch frontend systems to an Athlon64 3500 (from an
>>>> Athlon XP 3200), so I bought a (64MB-onboard) PCIe 6200TC w/DVI
>>>> out, and
>>>> I've now got it pushing my HDTV at 1920x1080p.
>>> What kind of cable are you using for this, please?
>> Single-link DVI-D.
>>> Is dual-link  necessary for 1080p?
>> Nope.
> I was using a single-link DVI cable to drive my Westinghouse 42"
> 1080p display and I was getting crazy artifacts in the upper third of
> the screen. I was using a 5200. I upgraded to a 6600 and had the same
> problem. I switched over to a dual-link and it's been great.

Huh. I'm inclined to say that maybe not all DVI cables are created  
equally, as someone had earlier suggested, and maybe a different  
single-link cable would have been just as big an improvement... :)

Seriously though, the specs for single-link do clearly indicate that  
its got more than enough bandwidth for 1080p.

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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