Bill at Explosivo.com
Sat Mar 13 01:50:23 EST 2004
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The PVR-350 does the encoding / decoding on the card... virtually no cpu
usage. I don't know if the card you got there does that though, so maybe
there is no difference.
Basically with the 350 all I have is some disc IO when I am recording. I can
record and watch something with no problem at the same time.
I have a 19" monitor situated below my TV so thats how I handle the tv out
issue. Its a pain though - but my TV sucks enough where fonts are hard to
In other news, I just hit recording #102 with my mythbox... I swear I never
recorded anywhere near that on VHS my entire life... strange, yet wonderful
On Saturday 13 March 2004 01:08 am, Matt Hannan wrote:
> So I cheated. Sue me!
> Started watching the list fill up with questions about how to use the
> PVR-350 TV-Out and then running into headaches of my own with it, I
> decided to walk a different path.
> Went out and got the Mad Dog Predator MX 440 BX.
> I knew the evening was going to be a good one when I powered on the
> first time with the TV hooked via S-Video to the Mad Dog and I watched
> the POST process on the telly and the VGA monitor at the same time!!! It
> works out of the box at a hardware level!!!
> Spent an hour or two screwing with XF86Config settings and then noticed
> that in my XFree86 log a line that said something about two displays
> being hooked up, but only one being allowed. init 3, disconnect VGA,
> init 5 and BAM!!! Up came RedHat on the TV!!!
> Fired up MythFrontend and had The Jimmy Kimmel Show with synched sound.
> Whoo Whoo!! Not the best show in the world, but for a test of mouths and
> voices, it works!
> Next step is to test a recording, so I am filling the myth database
> right now. This is a topic for another post.
> But I think everything is good.
> My one question in this post is: Of what benefit is the PVR-350's
> TV-out? Is it only if you do not have any other way to pass the signal
> to the TV? My answer: Stop wasting your time. For $70 I got a kicking
> video card and very little headache in getting MythTV to run on it.
> OK, two questions: How can I get BOTH the TV and the VGA to display, or
> maybe even better would be to have MythTV ONLY on the TV and the rest of
> RedHat on the VGA. I don't mind having a TV and a monitor next to each
> Also, BIG thanks to everyone, especially Isaac, Jarod and Axel.
"No matter what, never, ever, ever, ever tell your girl friend she is looking
a little puffy."
- -Ancient chinese proverb
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