[mythtv-users] Temporary graphics card for 780G system

Hans Houwaard hans at ginder.xs4all.nl
Mon Dec 1 09:46:33 UTC 2008

"kanetse at gmail.com" <kane.tse at gmail.com> schreef:
> On Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 11:44 PM,  <twenty.seven at arcor.de> wrote:
>> Hi everyone!
>> In a recent issue of the distinguished german computer magazine c't,
there was
>> a detailed proposal for an energy efficient and quiet AMD system. They
>> all components for compatibility and found the resulting system to be
>> quiet and power saving. I would like to build a MythTV box (combined
>> based on these recommendations, as I trust in those guys and my own
overview of
>> current hardware is quite limited (though a built a couple of systems in
>> last 15 years). I just don't want to do any hardware experiments on my
own and
>> finally get a noisier system consuming 20 W more power than actually
>> neccessary.
>> BUT:
>> They used a mainboard with the AMD 780G chipset, which -- as far as I
know --
>> is still not really usable for MythTV. Therefore, I would like to
>> use a separate PCIe graphics card and hope for the 780G drivers to get
usable in
>> the next months. At the moment, I just watch SD TV, so I don't need HDTV
>> BlueRay support yet (but the system should, in principle, be capable of
>> My TV is a recent Panasonic LCD, so I want to connect the MythBox via
>> DVI-to-HDMI.
>> What do you think about this? Which graphic card would you recommend? I
>> thought about the Nvidia Geforce 6600 as it is available with HDMI,
cheap, and
>> the Nvidia driver supports XvMC.
>> Thanks in advance!
>> twenty
> Hi there,
> I have almost the same motherboard, the GA-MA78GM-S2H; with a
> different CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000.  I had similar problems getting
> the video to work properly.  I added a GeForce 7200GS PCI-e card into
> the machine.  At the time, there was no info about VDPAU, and I wanted
> a card with XvMC support.  It works perfectly, although with the CPU
> power was great enough that I was able to decode MPEG2 HDTV without
> the need for video-card acceleration.
> The 7200GS I bought has DVI, and I used a DVI-HDMI cable to hook it up
> to my HDTV.
> Given the recent information and excitement about VDPAU, I might have
> made a different choice in terms of the video card; but at the time
> XvMC was the best choice available for hardware acceleration.
> Hope this solid information about a working configuration helps.
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My story is eerily simular as to be identical. Same motherboard, same
generation replacement card, same cable to the TV.


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