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Old 02-03-07, 10:49 PM   #4
sharrq27
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Default Re: Works with Windows/ATI, Why Not NVIDIA/Linux

I got the Dongle to work at 1920x1080i with no problems, but I wasn't happy with the flickering in the mythtv gui. I just switched back the DVI/HDMI cable at 1280x720p and adjusted the gui for the overscan. I thought there would be a larger difference in the image quality since the broadcast was in 1080i and is being sent to the tv at 720p and then converted back to 1080i by the tv, but it looks great on the 720p. I was looking at PBS-HD material which in my opinion is some of the best 1080i material out there. Also there seemed to be less overscan on the 720p than there was on the 1080i. I am still new to this but that is my feedback. I am sure I will try to do some more work on this, but for now (at least until the superbowl is safely recorded) I am leaving it at the 720p over DVI/HDMI.

It sounds like you are about one step ahead of me, I want to work on the SPDIF output next. I have the SPDIF header on the MB, but the adapter wasn't included, so I will have to make my own, since they all seem to be proprietary. Again, for now, analog works.

Even though a mythtv box is more complicated, I think the advantages greatly outweigh the effort. Just being able to archive your recordings on a dvd is worth it to me, not to mention the other great features. I am hooked.
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