[mythtv-users] vdpau video card thoughts (512mb pci-e 9500gt?)

Calvin Harrigan charriglists at bellsouth.net
Tue Dec 8 14:47:36 UTC 2009

James Crow wrote:
> Alan Marchiori wrote:
>> After the last thread on the GT 220 cards, I was tempted to update but
>> I couldn't find a GT 220 that had everything I wanted.
>> The best I can find at the moment is a ZOTAC ZT-95TEH3P-HSL GeForce
>> 9500 GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500072
>> for $49.99
>> According to the wiki the 9500gt almost does advanced 2x, but the "
>> (occasional stutter, skip_chroma helps)" isn't very encouraging.  But
>> temporal 2x does work.
>> I like this card because it is
>> 1) fanless (not a requirement but a plus)
>> 2) has dvi, hdmi, & component outputs
>> 3) has the spdif internal connector
>> Should I wait for a GT 220 to have all these features, or go with the 
>> 9500?
>> Also, since the memory requirements are now >=512mb, should I go for a
>> 1 GB card to support future improvements?  Or is 512mb all the video
>> ram I'll ever need?
> I have two 9500GT cards in my frontends. AFAIR one is 512MB and one is 
> 1GB. Prior to using them I had 8400GS cards in each machine. With the 
> 8400GS I had my deinterlacer set based on resolution. With the 9500 
> cards I just set it to Advanced 2x for any resolution greater than 0x0. 
> I have not seen any stutter or other problems. With the bitrate on SD 
> captures turned up the VDPAU Advanced 2x deinterlacer rivals the one in 
> my LG panel and is better than the one in my RCA panel. My HD recordings 
> are all MPEG2 from ClearQAM cable. My FE machines are Mythbuntu 9.04 
> with JYA's 0.22. I am currently moving and have both machines boxed up, 
> but I do not recall setting skip_chroma on either machine.
> Cheers,
> James
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I can second the experience with the 9500GT, not a single issue.

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