[mythtv-users] TV out for unlisted card?
mitchell.gore at gmail.com
Fri Mar 30 04:07:29 UTC 2007
nvidia 5200 and 6200 are the most popular. I know the 5200 comes in PCI not
sure about the 6200.
On 3/29/07, Angus <sylvania at istop.com> wrote:
> Rod Smith wrote:
> > On Thursday 29 March 2007 22:55, Angus wrote:
> >> It seems that TV out isn't quite as well supported as I thought. I've
> >> read through the Wikis and mailing lists and I can't figure out where
> >> get started. If I have a very low-budget card with a TV out (say, a
> >> KWorld Global Terminator, which has a SAA713? chipset, still) and I
> >> to connect the TV out to my TV, how do I go about beginning with that?
> > The KWorld Global Terminator is a TV *capture* card, meaning you plug in
> > antenna, cable TV cable, or the like to *record* TV using the card.
> AFAIK, it
> > lacks the ability to send output *to* a TV. To be sure we're talking
> > the same thing, check these URLs:
> You know what, I think you're right. That's just great! I make very
> certain that this card has everything I want, but it turns out all along
> that that TV port is an input port, not an output port. Good thing I
> didn't spend too much money for this stupid thing, but nothing would
> have been a better price for nothing.
> > For TV output, you need one of several things:
> > 1) A regular computer video card and a separate converter box that takes
> > VGA output from the video card and converts it to a TV standard
> > for your TV, such as composite, S-video, DVI, etc.
> > 2) A computer video card that includes a TV output suitable for your TV,
> > as composite, S-video, DVI, etc.
> > Most people go for option #2 because a video card with TV outputs isn't
> > more expensive than a video card without TV outputs, whereas a converter
> > (needed for #1) is moderately expensive. They can be had fairly cheaply
> > eBay, though, so if you've got an otherwise suitable video card, #1
> might be
> > a reasonable way to go.
> Alright then, does anyone else use MythTV for TV out? Can anyone
> recommend a card? I realize that there already are some recommendations,
> but I have a few special needs. My computer is an 800MHz Celeron, w/out
> any AGP. So I'd need a PCI card that can handle a CPU w/only 800MHz.
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