[mythtv-users] Cheap Video Card

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sat Dec 11 21:02:26 UTC 2010

On Saturday, December 11, 2010 12:58:12 pm Raymond Wagner 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.

Thanks for the clarification.

So it's the same situation as an  ION (9400m)?

In spite of the de-interlacing limitation I've been very pleased with my 
Revo 1600, does this mean I could expect similar performance with the 

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