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

jdonohue654-mythtv at yahoo.com jdonohue654-mythtv at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 15 02:04:06 UTC 2007

> > 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?

Sony Trinitron WEGA SD 36". The 5200 looks good for
talk shows, news, sitcoms, etc. where there isn't much
camera movement and I can disable deinterlacing.
Mostly I watch sports, and without deint the picture
is jagged. With deint the picture is fuzzy and just
not right. I find both options very distracting. 

The past couple of years I've tried every combination
of nvidia settings and deint possible, but have never 
got the great picture others have described.

> > 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.

I thought that the next major release will have some
hardware/opengl-based deint, though I may have
misunderstood something. Though, like I mentioned, I
can't imagine I'd be losing much since the output I
get from the 350 is almost indistinguishable from live tv.

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