[mythtv-users] graphics card memory needed for VDPAU & HDPVR

greg greg12866 at nycap.rr.com
Wed Dec 3 02:33:35 UTC 2008

Maclaren, James M wrote:
> I have been reading about people’s success with various nvidia cards. 
> As I would need a PCI card in my machine I am interested in 
> experiences with a GeForce 8400 card, VDPAU & HDPVR recordings. It 
> seems like this would allow me to upgrade my via epia m10000 frontend. 
> My question is: is 256MB sufficient or do I need a 512MB card. My 
> understanding is the CPU speed/horsepower is not critical for the 
> decoding as it is all done on the card. The former can be found 
> fanless and PCI the latter not. I’d prefer fanless but don’t want to 
> drop $60 on something that won’t be suitable. Any advice appreciated.
> Thanks
> James
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The difference in price from 256 to 512 is only a few bucks,so why take 
a chance. I have seen cards on newegg for less than $40.00..

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