Re: [mythtv] WinTV PVR-250 (hardware mpeg encoder)
Fri Jan 10 14:45:49 EST 2003
Would it be possible to use the same chip that Tivo uses, the Sony CXD1922Q.
I'm not sure if Tivo is using proprietary drivers for it, but I will check
On Friday 10 January 2003 02:51 am, Tony Clark wrote:
> On Friday 10 January 2003 07.30, Andrew Dacey wrote:
> > On 1/10/03 1:08 AM, "Wayne Johnson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > I think you miss the point of this project. Isaac wrote this for his
> > > amusement. If you provide patches etc, he might consider it. I
> > > personally don't see what the big deal is lately with the whole
> > > sff/mini-itx movement.
> > > On the topic of quieting a computer it doesn't have to be expensive at
> > > all. rubber grommets found at hardware stores can be used for fan and
> > > harddrive/cd/dvd mounting to cut down vibration. Also, quiet fans can
> > > be found online at very reasonable prices.
> > > My 0.02 cents
> > I think it's really a case of what your needs are and what is available
> > for you. For myself, I can get a celeron 350 cpu and mobo for free from a
> > friend. I also don't have the same availability locally for cheap new
> > processors. An Athlon XP 1800+ locally is $156 CAD (roughly $100 US)
> > after taxes, plus I'd need a motherboard for it still. To do mail order
> > would add shipping, taxes, and possibly duty so it's not a viable
> > solution for me when it comes to hardware I can acquire locally.
> The way to really do this is for a hardware opencore mpeg4 encoder/decoder
> on an FPGA with opensource drivers. I would be more than willing to do
> the FPGA side of things but and it is a BIG but, the cost is just going to
> go through the roof. You are probably looking somewhere from 200 - 500 USD
> to get a PCI card made with a decent FPGA on it as a hobby project. The
> benefits would be a nice low power PC with little in the way of cooling.
> You could get away with a complete, passively cooled device if your willing
> to spend extra bucks on a PSU.
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