On Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 6:00 AM, Tony Houghton <h...@realh.co.uk> wrote: > I also/mainly mean more economical in power consumption and ease of > installation and cooling. Most cheap GT220s have fans (most likely cheap > & noisy ones) so I wouldn't want one of them in my HTPC. A fanless one > might overheat being packed in closely with my DVB cards. But many > motherboards already have integrated NVidia chipsets with HDMI, > including audio, and basic VDPAU functionality. Mine is an 8200 and I > know there's also been a lot of interest in Ion systems for HTPCs, so I > think finding some way of getting these systems to display 1080i nicely > should be a good move.
It's a bad assumption to say lesser expensive gt220 cards have cheap and noisy fans. It's simply not true. It's funny you mention ion as well. I have both ion and ion2 systems as well. One I'm using as a full time htpc, the other is a test box at the moment. And they do 1080i just fine. The ion1 box can't do temporal-spatial on 1080i but it does temporal just fine. I'm very satisfies with the very low power and no noise from the ion's. Maybe a better idea is to not assume anything at all, but rather actually look up real life data or just buy one and see for yourself (as I did). There's no reason to take guesses about any of this stuff, plenty of users have posts their results and specs at various forums. A good place to start would be nvnews.net and read the thread "VDPAU testing tool". Cheers _______________________________________________ vdr mailing list email@example.com http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr