Need advice about video setup
I need advice on what is the best way forward with Mythbuntu. My mythtv system has an Happauge PVR-350 and I have been the TV-out on this card for directing video out to my analog TV. This analog TV has the following video inputs: 1-composite, 1-component and 1-s-video. This worked well only because Knoppmyth automatically configured TV-out for this TV-tuner card.
However, I want to switch to Mythbuntu. I want to direct video out to my analog TV via the video card. The videocard I have been using is an ATI 9500 and I have been unsuccessful in getting s-video out to work with this videocard.
The reason for using the videocard for video out is because (1) Mythbuntu does not support TV-out automatically (yes, I know there are instructions available) on the PVR-350 and (2) prepare now for the eventual day that I purchase a digital TV.
What is the easiest and best way forward?
Purchase an Nvidia card with DVI and direct video out via a DVI-component cable?
Purchase an Nvidia card with s-video and direct video out via s-video?
If the DVI route is the way to go, do I need to be concerned with the resolution? In other words, will I potentially damage by analog TV by using a too high of a resolution and directing video via a DVI-component connection?
Because I have multiple devices that use component, for example a DVD player, I was considering of purchasing an AV receiver. Is there any issue I should be concerned about when using an AV receiver with Mythbuntu?
Any advice will regarding how to connect video directly from a videocard to an analog TV will be greatly appreciated.
Long time Mythbuntu User. Current Mythbuntu System: Intel i3, 4Gb RAM, 1.3 TB Storage, Mythbuntu 12.04/0.27 fixes, HDTV 5500 Tuner, Ceton Infiniti 4 Tuner