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

Stefan Lucke stefan at lucke.in-berlin.de
Fri Sep 15 21:20:54 CEST 2006


On Freitag 15 September 2006 20:16, Niko Mikkila wrote:
> 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.

The cheapest way is to go into a shop and buy a simple set top box.
So get you both: closed hardware and closed source.
Most advantage is: As you've paid, you'll get paid professional service
in case you have a problem.

> 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

-- 
Stefan Lucke



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