[mythtv-users] fglrx, Radeon HD, DVI/HDMI out --> tearing

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Mon May 26 05:12:03 UTC 2008

On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 2:01 PM, Steven Ihde <steve at x2.hamachi.us> wrote:
> On Sunday 25 May 2008 15:25, Jason Keirstead wrote:
>> Any 6000 or 7000 series card with 128 MB or more of memory will do
>> fine for playing video, including HD.
> Note my original goal (admittedly, not stated in the post) was twofold:
> 1. Digital video out -- on my TV at least (LCD Samsung), the color is
> vastly superior when it comes in on the HDMI input, rather than the VGA
> input; and
> 2. Audio on the same HDMI cable as the video -- this particular TV has
> two HDMI ports, but they both share a single analog audio input, so in
> order to avoid a major PITA each time I switch, one or the other HDMI
> needs to include audio.  And my cable box is already using that analog
> audio input.
> I don't think the 6000 or 7000 series cards will meet these criteria.
> And anyway, the nVidia Linux driver doesn't seem to support audio over
> HDMI (but according to this post it will soon:
> http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=1625546&postcount=33
> )
> So I had some hope that if I could solve the video tearing problem with
> fglrx, ALSA 1.0.16 would support the integrated audio in the Radeon HD
> 3650 and it would all work.
> Alas, it sounds like I'll be better off just waiting for nVidia to
> implement audio-over-HDMI support in the Linux driver and buying the
> cheapest silent nVidia card that supports it.
> Thanks,
> Steve
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I am in the same boat. Finding a solution with Audio over HDMI with an
Nvidia chipset is not easy. Some Nvidia cards had a spdif header on
the gfx card to take the audio from the sound card. I am also looking
into making my own cable up to splice audio into the hdmi cable. First
I need to find a suitable nvidia card.

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