[mythtv-users] Lots of confusion as to which card(s) to buy for vdpau

Allen Edwards allen.p.edwards at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 04:42:55 UTC 2009

On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 8:32 PM, Allen Edwards <allen.p.edwards at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 8:11 PM, Jean-Yves Avenard <jyavenard at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi
>> 2009/2/2 Allen Edwards <allen.p.edwards at gmail.com>:
>>> This thread points out that I have been watching HD without a
>>> de-interlacer and had not really noticed.  I will turn that on and I
>> I'm surprised you couldn't see the difference. Are you watching
>> interlaced content for a start?
>> I can spot a video not deinterlaced instantly... like this one:
>> http://www.100fps.com/distortion2.jpg
>> obviously, when the picture is in motion it's less noticeable, but still
>>> am sure everyone will be impressed with the improvement.  Kind of
>>> silly of me but the picture is so good I had not noticed.
>>> I will try vdpau after it is stable which is why I just bought the
>>> 8400GS.  I was just a little disappointed to hear it won't work but
>>> from seeing all the comments, I will reserve that judgment until .22
>>> as well.
>> the 8400gs can do de-interlacing ; just not Advanced or Temporal on HD content.
>> Bob 2X works well on those, and the quality is really good too..
>> With bob you have a slight scintillating effect, but that's still
>> better than the best software deinterlacer available in myth IMO.
>> Jean-Yves
> Funny you should say what you do about the de-interlacing.  I did
> notice interlace artifacts tonight on the super bowl but only when
> things were moving, never when they were still.  I watch ATSC so
> sometimes it is 720p and sometimes 1080i.  I always send 720p to the
> projector.  To be perfectly honest, I just have the standard CPU+
> settings on and am not really sure what they are.  Guess I will go
> play with it.
> Allen

I guess I lied.  I have de-interlacing set to linear blend.  I have no
idea if that is a good setting or not but the picture looks fine.

As I recall, I just set it to CPU++ and started enjoying it.


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