[vdr] OT: Best DVI Video Card for Xine

Micael Beronius micael.beronius at telia.com
Sat Feb 19 18:50:11 CET 2005


On Friday 18 February 2005 14.44, jori.hamalainen at teliasonera.com wrote:

>I'd say NVIDIA card has best acceleration (MPEG-playback) support for X
> servers. It includes 2048x2048 XV overlays for HDTV support if card is new
> enough (Geforce 3 I think is the oldest model, but I might be wrong).
[ .. ]
>You just need to make a decision how you want to drive your plasma TV:
>- 1080i, probably TV's deinterlacer generates progressive frames with low
> VDR cpu - 720p, xine has to make deinterlace => eats cpu cycles
>- native 1:1 resolution of plasma TV => same as 720p

One 'warning' though; with nvidia, you will most likely not be able to do 
1920x1080i through DVI, many have tried and failed. ;-( 
(Obviously me being one of them..) (I'd very much be proven wrong, but so far, 
I have not heard about one single sole that has been able to do this)

It does work with 720p though. (But with all this 1080i material out there, 
that would be a shame). I currently run my projector with 1920x1080p over the 
VGA port instead, which is not as nice, but what can one do..

 - Micael





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