[mythtv-users] 8400GS -> GT 430 -> ?? (60Hz, VDPAU High Quality)

Alexander Fisher alex at alexfisher.me.uk
Tue Jun 19 11:27:23 UTC 2012

On 9 June 2012 22:00, Evuraan <evuraan at gmail.com> wrote:
> I run 0.23.0+fixes24158-0ubuntu2 (cant upgrade yet), on ubuntu 12.04
> lucid, and was using an nvidia 8400 GS, (vdpau slim), and went to
> nvidia GT430 (VDPAU High Quality) two days ago after
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/VDPAU seemed to qualify GT430 as a decent
> card.
> [   17.819394] NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module  295.53
> Fri May 11 23:13:15 PDT 2012
> (1) Now that I look in the mailing list archives, there seems to be
> talks about GT430 having issues in 60Hz countries, (I live in one,
> US),
> (2) I was getting tons of "NVP(6): prebuffering pause" messages, but
> setting vdpaubuffersize=32 improved the situation
> (3) I still experience random pauses while playing 1080 OTA
> recordings, and with these corresponding entries  in my log
>     2012-06-09 13:35:16.303 WriteAudio: buffer underrun
> Considering those, and that I can return the GT430 w/o $$ penalty and
> get/exchange_for a better & suitable card, I wanted to reach out for
> suggestion.
> What's a better(!) card for use in the USA, I am looking to use VDPAU
> High Quality?


Asus do a fanless GT440.

It's not much more expensive.  Perhaps it will give the extra boost in
performance you need?

Kind Regards,

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