[vdr] Best video card for 1080i/p with softdevice?

Niko Mikkila nm at phnet.fi
Fri Sep 15 20:16:13 CEST 2006


On Sat, 16 Sep 2006 01:23:58 +0900 (EIT)
"Anthony Hornby" <ahornby at darlug.org> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> just discovered that my trusty old G550 can only do 1280x1024 via the DVI
> output .... damn it !!
> 
> Anyone have any recommendations for a card which will work with softdevice
> and  directfb or vidix to do digital 1080p and 1080i resolution output via
> DVI?
> I will be connecting it via a DVI-HDMI converter cable to a Toshiba
> 62CM9UA rear projection TV.
> 
> I am after the most stable card with the best playback quality I can get
> and  don't mind spending a few hundred dollars to get the right one.
> 
> Thanks for your help.
> 
> Regards Anthony.

Hi,

cheap ATI and NVIDIA cards are good for HD video output (esp. NVIDIA
because you can get MPEG-2 acceleration working with the binary
drivers). The cheapest passively cooled cards work as well for video
playback on Linux as the high-end models, so don't pay over 40 euros
for one. However, these cards work best through the X.org drivers, so
you're better off with vdr-xineliboutput than with softdevice. Anyway,
Xine offers better deinterlacers, which are very important for playback
quality with such displays as yours.

Niko



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