[mythtv-users] Aspect ratio problem due to fglrx ATI

Jim Shank jim.shank at gmail.com
Tue May 15 04:24:57 UTC 2007

I am sure there are some good success stories out there but after several
weeks of googling, tons of time reviewing gossamer and losing way too much
hair over this I purchased a cheap nVidia 6200. It was literally 10 minutes
and every problem I had with the ATI card was fixed. Now I can sell my ATI
X850 Pro on eBay and sleep at night.

Cost of ASUS GeForce 6200: $37
MythTV just working: Priceless

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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Cnudde, Paul
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2007 11:26 AM
To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Aspect ratio problem due to fglrx ATI

I myself was convinced that the radeon or ati driver should look just as
good as fglrx driver, but I get banding, especially noticible with black and
white films (TCM Rules).  Even the vesa driver looks better.  I'm sure I'm
just missing something.  Could you do me a huge favour and post your
xorg.conf somewhere. I've tried a number of tweaks but nothing seems to fix
it, I'm hoping there might be something in yours that'll give me a clue.
Sorry O.P. for usurping this thread

Jonathan Rogers <jonner at teegra.net> wrote:

>I have a Radeon 9600 based card and I've seen the opposite: image
quality with fglrx is poor, but it's good with the radeon driver (ati is
a higher level driver that simply delegates to radeon for Radeon
hardware). I have an LCD TV connected to the card via DVI with a
painstakingly tweaked modeline for 1368x768.

>My only complaint for video playback is the frame/field timing isn't
quite perfect, so there is slight jerkiness sometimes, though I usually
don't notice it. The OpenGL acceleration seems to be working somewhat,
though there are glitches; I really haven't tried it much, since I don't
need it for MythTV.
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