[mythtv-users] Cheap Video Card

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Sat Dec 11 20:46:25 UTC 2010

On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 2:58 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com> wrote:
> On 12/10/2010 13:55, Steven Adeff wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 10:59 AM, Brian Wood<beww at beww.org>  wrote:
>>> OK, it does have a fan, but:
>>> http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-
>>> details.asp?EdpNo=5677177
>>> According to the WiKi this is a feature set "C" card. It will fit in a
>>> case requiring a low profile card, if you supply your own bracket.
>>> Much as I HATE rebates, it does appear to be a good deal (assuming the
>>> rebate materializes).
>> if the rebate is through tiger direct, run like the hills. if it's
>> through EVGA it shouldn't be so bad, I've done 2 or 3 rebates through
>> them and they've all come within the 6-8week window.
>> that said, this is a GT210, which is not worth purchasing for Myth, if
>> I remember correctly, it's not fast enough to properly decode higher
>> bitrate stuff. you'll want a GT220 or GT4xx series card. I've got a
>> few GT220's in service, one in my theater room machine and one in my
>> parent's, and they work great.
> The video decoders in the GT210, GT220, and GT430 cards are _exactly_ the
> same.  They all support "feature set C".  They all support decoding of the
> same codecs.  They all support the same improved scalars from previous
> cards.  They all handle the same bitrates and resolutions.  The difference
> is the GT210 is not a sufficiently powerful card to run the Advanced 2X
> deinterlace filter on 1080i60 content.  That has nothing to do with the
> video decoder, as deinterlacing is performed in shader code on the actual
> graphics core.

that's what it was!

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