[mythtv-users] Comparison Geforce 8200 vs AMD HD4200

Razorblade Razorblade at kabelbw.de
Fri Dec 25 06:54:13 UTC 2009

Hi Patrick,

that doesn't sound too good.
I also though about connecting my 5.1 receiver via HDMI to the HD4200 
IGP. Maybe I could use the S/PDIF out.

So I stick to my 8200IGP.

Thank you for that information, It was very helpful!


On 12/24/2009 02:54 PM, Patrick Doyle wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 1:25 AM, Razorblade<Razorblade at kabelbw.de>  wrote:
>> Hi everybody,
>> does anybody of you have experience with the Radeon IGP HD4200 and mythtv?
> It's funny you should ask.  I just bought a GIGABYTE motherboard that
> has this as the built in video chipset.  It works fine (well, mostly
> fine, see below) with the open source driver, but I cannot get it to
> work with the AMD proprietary driver.
> By "mostly fine", I mean that X runs fine... I can watch TV through
> this card hooked up to my TV via an HDMI cable, but I don't get any
> audio through that cable.  I have tried numerous different
> combinations of open source vs proproprietary driver, downloading and
> installing the ATI proprietary driver directly (as opposed to what is
> current released in Ubuntu 9.10), downloading, compiling, and
> installing the latest ALSA drivers (which are newer than what is
> released in Ubuntu 9.10), and, most recently, reinstalling Mythbuntu
> in 32 bit mode (instead of 64 bit mode).
> At this point, I'm going to go to Radio Shack sometime over the
> holidays, buy a 1/8" to RCA splitter, and just use the HDMI+analog
> audio port on my TV.  In the mean time, I'll keep an eye on the ATI
> site to see if they release a newer version that says something about
> the 4200.
> --wpd
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