[mythtv-users] sAGA cONTINUES

chris at idlelion.net chris at idlelion.net
Wed Oct 10 18:22:14 UTC 2007

Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> chris at idlelion.net wrote:
>> Capture seems to work, but I can't watch HDTV. Video card is GeForce 
>> 3Ti 200, so I bought (2) GeForce 6200, which may have turned out to be 
>> a mistake, since I still can't watch HDTV.
>> Seems the CPU is too slow to make up for the lack of hardware-assisted 
>> MPEG playback. I upgraded my 1.7GHz CPU to (3) a 2.53GHz Pentium 4. I 
>> still can't watch HDTV. I overclocked to 2.77GHz. Better, but not 
>> quite.

> The 6200 should work fine. With that CPU you should not have problems 
> with HD, certainly not with XvMC. The setup you describe is a very 
> common one.

> Are you using the nVidia proprietary video drivers drivers? Without them
> HD is pretty much a lost cause, and XvMC will not work without them.

I am using nVidia's propretary driver. OpenArena and NeverPutt work very 
well. I'll look into verifying XvMC is working and report back.

I forgot to mention, and hope it doesn't matter, that my display is a 22" 
LCD panel with 1680x1050 pixels, so any HDTV image will have to be scaled.


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