[mythtv-users] [OT] - Known good S-video out cards?

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 05:36:46 UTC 2009

On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 8:15 PM, Yan Seiner <yan at seiner.com> wrote:
> Mark Knecht wrote:
>> Hi,
>>   I'm wondering if anyone can recommend any cards that KNOWN good
>> S-video out and don't cost and arm & a leg? The Open Source ATI driver
>> does a VERY bad job with the ATI chipset in this machine (9100 IGP)
>> and the developers are non-responsive about whether they will fix it
>> or not. The older closed source ATI driver worked very well but ATI
>> dropped support for this device and I'd like to keep the machines up
>> to date if possible.
>>   I don't personally care much about ATI or nvidia, but I would like
>> a GPU that's supported using Open Source drivers.
>>   The machines are dedicated Myth front ends and I don't require
>> anything like HDTV at this time as it is all going over S-video. Best
>> if I can get fanless and low profile as the Pundit-R isn't a large
>> box.
> Any of the Intel chips should do.  I don't know if any are available outside
> of a mobo, though.  I'm using a G950 and it works just fine with SD.
> --Yan

Thanks Yan. A quick check at NewEgg shows nothing by Intel on cards,
and even if they did they likely wouldn't support AGP which is what
this machine is looking for. I think I'm going to need nvidia or ATI.


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