[mythtv-users] [OT] - Known good S-video out cards?
markknecht at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 14:33:50 UTC 2009
On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 10:05 PM, fenchurch marie
<fenchurch.marie at gmail.com> wrote:
> At 09:36 PM 11/1/2009 -0800, you wrote:
>> 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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> Looks like the 'egg has an option for less than $35.00, free shipping:
> This card has the FX5200 series GPU, which I use and prefer over others.
> Fanless too.
Thanks. That's one of the cards I was looking at, and certainly the
5200 series is priced right.
What driver are you using with S-video? The Nvidia closed source or
the one that comes in xorg?
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