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

Ian Clark mrrooster at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 15:58:19 UTC 2009

2009/11/15 Mike Hoehn <bit at birnehh.shacknet.nu>

> Hi,

Hi Mike,

> [snip]
> 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.

Sorry if this is a little off topic, but how do you mean 'really bad'? I
used to use an ATI card (which was okay, but the tearing was unbearable in
the end) so I upgraded to an nVidia & series, which X claims to be a "NVIDIA
GPU GeForce 7900 GT/GTO (G71) at PCI:1:0:0 (GPU-0)"

I've not had too many issues with this, I think the picture quality (with
OpenGL rendering and a deinterlacer, although I forget exactly which one at
the moment and can't check.) is okay. It's a tiny bit smeary, but nothing
too unbearable.

The picture with VDPAU is almost perfect (although I have some issues with
VDPAU when the resolution of the source changes, eg, when CH4 show the
simpsons so I stick to Open GL.)

Am I missing something? What should I be looking for?

Sorry if this is a little off topic, I'm just worried I'm not getting the
best from my setup. (This is feeding a 29" 4:3 sony CRT TV via SVid, I can't
afford a new shiny HD telly yet. :) )



PS, FWIW, this is with the 190.18 beta drivers and a fairly recent myth from
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