[mythtv-users] Graphics card recommendation needed (regarding tv-out quality)

David Liana dliana.mythtv at gmail.com
Sun Nov 15 06:02:15 UTC 2009

On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 7:57 PM, Mike Hoehn <bit at birnehh.shacknet.nu> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm planning to build a combined front- and backend for my girlfriend
> and I need a recommendation for a graphics card.
> Are there PCIe cards with good tv-out quality (S-Video, SD) available?
> I remember reading that newer cards are not as good as the old 5200
> series. I tested a 7900 GS and quality was really bad.
> But what about newer cards or other cards than NVIDIA based ones?
> Are there cards that can be recommended?
> A second option would be to use an AGP capable mainboard and use an old
> 5200, but it would have to be a microATX board. And that's also a
> problem, because all boards seem to have PCIe nowadays. Is that true or
> are microATX boards with AGP still sold?
> Buying a new TV and going digital is currently no option.

> Thanks,
>  Mike

Hi Mike,

Best bet is to get something NVidia based that supports VDPAU....

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