[mythtv-users] NVidia 5200 independent output capability?

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Fri Jan 11 03:34:50 UTC 2008

On Jan 10, 2008, at 6:53 PM, Tim G wrote:

> I'm preparing to build my first MythTV box, which will be used
> primarily for HD programs. I'm looking to purchase an NVidia 5200
> based video output card such as the Gigabyte GV-N52128DS (due to the
> B/W OSD issue with xvmc - only 4000 and 5000 series NVidia cards
> support the workaround).

If you choose a relatively recent processor, you can go with a more  
recent video card and avoid any XVMC issues which seem to plague this  
For an idea of what kind of processor you need to play back HD without  
XVMC you can look at the chart on this page:

Getting rid of XVMC was one of the best things I did to my myth box. :)

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