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Graphics Cards

No particular graphic card brand or graphic card type is required to use XdTV.

But your graphic card must have, at least, 4MB video RAM. XdTV will work correctly with 8 MB video RAM. I suggest you to get a graphic card which support Xv extensions and XFree86 4.X /X.org 6.x version. Nevertheless XdTV works also with XFree86 3.3.6.

Here are some graphics cards brands/models which provide some good results with XdTV and which support Xv extensions:
  • 3DFX Voodoo 3, 4, 5 and Banshee (3dfx driver works with XFree86 4.03 version and higher).
  • nVidia GeForce (Xv extensions work with this nVidia driver : http://www.nvidia.com/ This driver is not free but it seems to be better than the free one which can be found into XFree86 4.1 package)
  • nVidia TNT, TNT2 (Simple, Ultra and PRO) and TNT1 (Xv extensions work with this nVidia driver : http://www.nvidia.com/ This driver is not free but it seems to be better that the free one which can be found into XFree86 4.1 package)
  • GeForce (Simple, DDR, 2GTS, 2 MX, 2 MX DualHead, 2 PRO, 2 Ultra, 3) and SDR
  • ATI cards (Xv extensions seems to work on Ati Rage 128, PRO, Radeon, Mobility, some of All in Wonder cards and cards with Mach64 chipset. ATI propose us some close source drivers: http://www.ati.com/support/driver.html
  • Matrox Gx00 cards (G200, G400, G450, G550) Xv extensions can be found into XFree86 4.x
  • Intel i810 and i815 Xv extensions can be found into XFree86 4.x
  • Trident cards (Blade and Image Series familly)
  • Silicon Integrated System (SiS) cards

This list is non exhaustive. To know if your card supports Xv extensions, you have to launch this command into a shell: xvinfo ( See Here)

   
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