[vdr] OT: Best DVI Video Card for Xine

jori.hamalainen at teliasonera.com jori.hamalainen at teliasonera.com
Mon Feb 21 14:48:18 CET 2005

> > Video being only 1Vp-p in level means only small (20mV or so), levels 
> > of mains hum (due to ground loops etc.) are visible in the picture and 
> > by keeping the frequencies the same, the hum bars appear stationary or 
> > very slowly drifting through the picture and so much less intrusively visible.
> Originally yes. To my understanding these problems have been 
> long gone (due PSUs) so choice of 50Hz for HDTV makes little 
> sence - especially when it comes to digital broadcasting. 
> Most likely the decision was based on history and politics.

I also agree, but I can be very ignorant on this. HDTV is a 'computer' display. And don't see any banding on my computer monitor which runs with 50Hz mains and 85Hz VGA. Or should I see, and what I should look for?

Also majority of HDTV displays are non-tube based (if hum bars are tube-based problem). Generally Plasma, TFT/LCD or DLP is the main choise for high definition. And all those tend to sample input signal (if analog), run some algorithms (deinterlace, pulldown det. and inv. telecines) and store frame into internal framebuffer and output it for your pleasure.

Best regards, Jori

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