[mythtv-users] made the jump from PVR-350 TVOUT to 8400GS (g98)

sdkovacs sdkovacs at gmail.com
Fri Nov 13 15:57:35 UTC 2009

On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 3:14 PM, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 11/12/2009 02:45 PM, sdkovacs wrote:

>> 1) I can't get the OpenGL theme rendering to work. All I get is the
>> background with no text. Qt works fine.
> This sounds like an issue with Mesa OpenGL.  If:
> mythfrontend
> makes it work (when configured with the OpenGL theme painter), then it means
> you don't have the nvidia proprietary drivers installed properly.

I'll look into it, thanks.

>> 2) Occasionally when playing a recording, the "Please Wait.." screen
>> stays in the foreground and the video never comes up. I can hear the
>> sound of the recording, but the picture remains the black background
>> with "Please Wait..." in white lettering. Sometime exiting and playing
>> the recording fixes the problem. Sometimes I have to reboot. Any
>> ideas?
> That's a known issue that's being worked on.

Thank you. Is there a ticket number? I had trouble searching through trac.

>> And a comment:
>> 1) In my opinion, nothing, not even the VDPAU advancedx2 interlacer,
>> compares to the video out of the PVR-350. I will miss the clarity and
>> smoothness of the picture from the PVR-350 TVOUT.
> I did both PVR-350 TV out and nvidia TV out, and I found that with PVR-350
> TV out you either got nothing, or you got the best-quality output you could
> get from a PVR-350 TV.
> With nvidia TV out, you could get any number of quality levels depending on
> how you had configured everything (Myth, X, nvidia drivers).  Therefore,
> people who didn't take the time to figure out exactly what setup to use
> often claimed that the PVR-350 TV out was superior.  IME, though, once
> properly configured, the nvidia TV out quality was just as good as the
> PVR-350 TV--the weak link in the chain at the end of my configuring was
> For instance, don't be led to believe that 720x480 or 640x480 will give you
> the best quality picture with nvidia TV out.

Can you elaborate on that?

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