[mythtv-users] Newbie hardware purchase question
stanb at panix.com
Tue Mar 9 14:40:07 EST 2004
On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 01:59:49PM -0500, Patrick Reynolds wrote:
> On Tue, 9 Mar 2004, KMF wrote:
> > So any mini-system would need to have at least 2 PCI slots
> > to watch live TV while recording.
> ... unless you find an AGP (or USB) tuner card that works with MythTV.
> There are video-in drivers for nVidia, ATI, and even 3dfx tuner cards, but
> I don't know that any of them has stable capture support.
> > Uhhh, what if instead
> > you want to record while watching video that was recorded
> > earlier? Same thing? An additional tuner is needed or can
> > a PVR-350 encode one signal while decoding a file and
> > sending it to TVout? Or perhaps the video card could have
> > a appropriate decoder and TVout?
> Watching a recording does not require a tuner. The PVR-350 can encode one
> stream and decode another. Or, yes, you could use the TV-out on your main
> video card. Running two TV outs (the PVR-350 and a video card) requires
> two instances of X running at once.
Not quite true, You can run in dual headed mode.
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