[mythtv-users] Does it matter which Hauppauge tv-card i buy???

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sat Sep 15 01:22:15 UTC 2007

jdonohue654-mythtv at yahoo.com wrote:

> My experience has been quite different ... 350 xv
> output is far superior to anything I've managed to get
> with my 5200.

In what way? Fewer MPEG artifacts? Fewer interlace artifacts? What sort
of display are you driving? How are you driving it?

I have a 350 gathering dust. If it's really "far superior" to my 5200 I
might give it a try. Back when I was playing with it I didn't get
results that seemed better than the 5200, but then I'm driving a 32" LCD
via the VGA out of a 5200.

There is so little HD out here I'd give it up for "significantly better"
SD, but my SD now looks pretty darned good out of the 5200.

 I understand that the TV out
> functionality for the 350 is no longer actively
> developed, but if I understand correctly xv output on
> the 350  doesn't rely on anything special in mythtv.

I'd guess it will always be possible to get at least some functionality
from the 350, unless there is another one of those "conspiracies" to
force us to stop using it :-)

> Granted, the 350 can't use opengl, but I can't imagine
> that would matter since the output is already nearly
> indistinguishable from live tv.

OpenGL is more for "Eye Candy", which seems to matter to some folks and
not to others.


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