[mythtv-users] MoBo+PVR150 or 350?
simon.hampton at freebel.net
Tue Nov 23 19:10:44 UTC 2004
On Monday 22 Nov 2004 21:05, Lane Schwartz wrote:
> > Alternatively do I need a video card (or at least one with TV out) if I
> > get a PVR350? I thought I read that the 350 is rather limited for
> > displaying anything but decoded MPEG2 streams - combination of the itv
> > driver's limitations and the need to run X through the 350's framebuffer
> > (and I admit I'm not quite sure what I'm writing here).
> AFAIK, it depends on what you want to do, and how experimental you want to
> be. I *think* (and I don't have a 350, so I can't back this up), that
> you're basically right. My suggestion would be to get a mobo that has
> TV-out built-in, so you have it if you need it.
But it is scarcely practical to keep switching the cable from the graphics
card to the 350 and back, and I've only read about people not managing to get
both outputs working in parallel.
But my question is what does it mean that everything comes through a
framebuffer - is that actually inferior quality or simply more processind
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