[mythtv-users] GeForce 8400 still recommended for VDPAU?

Bill Williamson bill at bbqninja.com
Sun May 17 09:48:03 UTC 2009

On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 11:25 AM, Johnny <jarpublic at gmail.com> wrote:

> > A while back the following card was recommenced on this list as a good
> > feature/price combo...
> >
> > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121235
> >
> > Now that things are a little further along in development, is this card
> > still recommenced? I know nobody can predict the future, but I'm about
> > ready to purchase it and want to make sure I'm not buying something
> > that's already been proven to be less than ideal.
> Well it is probably good value for the money. But the 8400 can't to do
> the highest quality VDPAU deinterlacers with 1080i content. I think
> you can do some of the 1x deinterlacers but it can't do Advanced 2x.
> It can do all of the decoding, so the higher end deinterlacers would
> be the only set back. I use the 8400 with SD content and Advanced 2x
> deinterlacing and it works very well and the results are excellent.
> You seem to want some future proofing, so you may be better off
> getting a little bit higher end card. I am not sure where the cutoff
> is for the deinterlacers, but I think the 8500 or 9500 and up should
> be able to handle Advanced 2x. The challenge then is to find one that
> is powerful enough and still fanless.
> j

In intial versions of VDPAU the 8400 was one of the only cards that could do
VC-1.  That used to be the big reason to go for an 8400GS.

That problem is now solved with newer drivers.
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