Go Back   nV News Forums > Linux Support Forums > NVIDIA Linux

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-26-05, 03:50 PM   #1
Bob A
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 5
Default S-video in cards

I'm currently using a Geforce FX 5700, which doesn't work with Riva TV. What I want to do is view S-video, and I assume that Riva TV is the best way to do that. I'm back to looking for an nVidia card that will serve my purposes, so are there any reasonably good cards that will do that?

Thanks in advance.
Bob A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-05, 04:13 PM   #2
SaTaN0rX
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 86
Default Re: S-video in cards

if you want s-video IN, why not get some tv-card with bt878 chipset ?

these cards are reasonable cheap now, come with tv tuner, u can keep this card when upgrading vga card and have stable drivers
SaTaN0rX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-05, 04:54 PM   #3
Bob A
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 5
Default Re: S-video in cards

Not listed in RivaTV's status page. Also, I was thinking of a GeForce FX 5600, but I can't find them anywhere.
Bob A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-05, 06:07 PM   #4
Compholio
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 66
Default Re: S-video in cards

the bt878 is supported by the V4L2 driver and should work fine with things like tvtime, xine, mplayer, etc.
Compholio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-05, 07:14 PM   #5
SaTaN0rX
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 86
Default Re: S-video in cards

the bt878 is a standalone pci chip just for video in.
it is an mature design now, with very good driver support under linux.

if you find on of this cards, they are reasonable cheap, around 30 or even less.
but you might have problems finding some of this cards, as this chips are being phased out and replaced by newer designs from connexant or philips. if you find some card, check what chipset it has, and the status of the chipsets driver.

it doesn't have to be an bt878 chipset, but it works for me.

the features of an additional pci card are:
a) you can keep the card when upgrading graphics card
b) no messing around with the graphic driver. im not sure if riva tv does wrk with nvidias binary driver.
c) TV Tuner

drawbacks:
a) pci slot occupied
b) when upgrading mobo, the pci slots maybe dropped
SaTaN0rX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-05, 05:26 PM   #6
Bob A
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 5
Default Re: S-video in cards

So you're saying that this bt878 thing is a chipset that's used either by a video card or an independant PCI card? If that be true, I don't have an extra PCI slot, so I'd have to get a new video card, in which case I'd need the name of a good card that has that.
Bob A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-05, 06:45 PM   #7
ricercar
fugue master
 
ricercar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: silicon valley
Posts: 1,603
Default Re: S-video in cards

Are you certain your GF 5700 has VIVO (video in/Video out)? Not all 5700 OEMS actually ship cards with video-in available.
__________________
I used to drive a Heisenberg, but whenever I'd glance at the speedometer, I'd get lost.
ricercar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-05, 10:33 PM   #8
Bob A
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 5
Default Re: S-video in cards

It has something called Personal Cinema, which I've heard explicitly doesn't work with RivaTV.
Bob A is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 07-28-05, 07:27 PM   #9
Bob A
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 5
Default Re: S-video in cards

*bump*
Bob A is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
IOGEAR 3D Complete+ 4-Port HDMI Switcher with 2D/3D Video Processor News Archived News Items 0 06-28-12 06:40 PM
basemosaic on 3 video cards shock32638 NVIDIA Linux 1 06-05-12 08:46 PM
2 Video Cards -- Disable Open GL on single? amites NVIDIA Linux 5 05-30-12 04:51 PM
Two video cards? jc4ever General Hardware 3 08-16-02 10:11 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.