1080p Playback

Robert Spanjaard spamtrap at arumes.com
Thu Jan 28 22:59:35 UTC 2010

On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 22:43:40 +0000, James Bensley wrote:

> Yet another mistake by me, a quick Google reveals I had a HD 4670 (I am
> really not on the ball today!) but as you mentioned the ATI support
> should of been pretty apt.
> I am really rather perplexed as to why my Palit GT 240 (which is a
> GeForce GT240 with GDDR 5 instead of 3 and with a slight over-clock)
> won't do the job. I have spoken to a few now with technically inferior
> cards playing 1080p fine (mostly Intel chip sets though). I used to have
> a Popcorn Hour which is vast inferior but it was an integrated chip set
> and for that reason could play 1080p. I must be at some sort of
> disadvantage from not having an integrated chip set?

No, integrated graphics is slower than even the cheapest graphics cards. 
But Intel graphics has very good support for Linux, so that might explain 
its ability to play 1080p.
The GT240 has a new chip (GT215), and the card was introduced _after_ 
Ubuntu 9.10. So you might just have to wait a little while before it's 
fully supported. Remember that it took some time before my HD3200 was 
supported as well.

Regards, Robert                                      http://www.arumes.com

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