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eVGA 7600GS for HDTV HT

Discussion in 'AMD Overclocking' started by Old Guy, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. Old Guy

    Old Guy Guest

    Any issues / problems with using this card for HDTV home theater? Any
    issue with 1366 x 768?

    The card is going into a PC that currently using onboard video from a
    nVidia 6100 GPU. (Ath 3700 San Diego, 1gb memory, 1.2tb storage)

    Looking for smoother DVD playback.
    Old Guy, Mar 11, 2007
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    Wes Newell Guest

    On Sun, 11 Mar 2007 12:11:05 -0500, Old Guy wrote:

    > Any issues / problems with using this card for HDTV home theater? Any
    > issue with 1366 x 768?
    >

    Shouldn't be any problems.

    > The card is going into a PC that currently using onboard video from a
    > nVidia 6100 GPU. (Ath 3700 San Diego, 1gb memory, 1.2tb storage)
    >
    > Looking for smoother DVD playback.


    I've got MythTV running on a 6100 and finally got decent HD playback using
    the standard decoding and kernel deinterlacing. Using XvMC played ok but
    audio was choppy. I don't watch much on this box as it's the server. A
    driver upgrade may or may not fix the XvMC playback.

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    Wes Newell, Mar 11, 2007
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    Old Guy Guest

    Wes Newell wrote:
    > On Sun, 11 Mar 2007 12:11:05 -0500, Old Guy wrote:
    >
    >> Any issues / problems with using this card for HDTV home theater? Any
    >> issue with 1366 x 768?
    >>

    > Shouldn't be any problems.
    >
    >> The card is going into a PC that currently using onboard video from a
    >> nVidia 6100 GPU. (Ath 3700 San Diego, 1gb memory, 1.2tb storage)
    >>
    >> Looking for smoother DVD playback.

    >
    > I've got MythTV running on a 6100 and finally got decent HD playback using
    > the standard decoding and kernel deinterlacing. Using XvMC played ok but
    > audio was choppy. I don't watch much on this box as it's the server. A
    > driver upgrade may or may not fix the XvMC playback.
    >


    Thank you for the suggestion. I might give that a try on a future Linux
    box. I've got a Fedora 6 box running on our home network (small Sempron
    64 w/ 1gb of memory, onboard ATI RS200 video). But the current HT
    system is on an XP Pro box using PowerDVD 6.0.



    If / when the time comes, would it be a major effort to port over all
    those NTFS-based movie files and their associated directories (hundreds
    of DVDs worth of movies!)? I would want them on the system that would
    perform playback. Would I be able to access the movies if I just
    installed Fedora on the current Windoze partition? Since most of the
    rest of the family is not familiar with Linux, would they be able to
    find movies without much effort?
    Old Guy, Mar 11, 2007
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    Fishface Guest

    Old Guy wrote:

    > Any issues / problems with using this card for HDTV home theater?
    > Any issue with 1366 x 768?
    >
    > The card is going into a PC that currently using onboard video from a
    > nVidia 6100 GPU. (Ath 3700 San Diego, 1gb memory, 1.2tb storage)
    >
    > Looking for smoother DVD playback.


    I don't really know, but wouldn't you know, I'm going to reply anyway.
    This page, found in a Google search for keywords nvidia 6100 and
    scaling:
    http://www.anandtech.com/printarticle.aspx?i=2539

    ....mentions only basic scaling capabilities of the 6100. While I don't
    know exactly what that means, I thought it might have something to
    do with it.

    Another thought I had was something SP2 for XP must do, like installing
    the Windows firewall or something. A guy at work had an eMachines
    with a 1 GHz Celeron. After installing SP2, his video started to stutter.
    I figured it was probably some service like the firewall, but he pissed
    me off so I just put it back the way it was without investigating further.
    You might try disabling the firewall, or turning off antivirus protection, if
    any, to see if it helps. Otherwise, I would head over to systernals.com,
    now owned by MS, and try to find some monitoring program and look
    for a process or service that is not playing well with others. Or just get
    a cheap dual core processor or buy an ATI card. AMD needs your
    money!
    Fishface, Apr 21, 2007
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    Fishface Guest

    Fishface, Apr 21, 2007
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