[mythtv-users] PVR-350 (hard) lockups, Fixed!
mavantix at gmail.com
Sun Mar 13 14:23:00 UTC 2005
> > I agree that the CPU is overkill for a PVR-350, but I also intend on
> > using the built in nVidia TVout, as well as I'd like to do HDTV at
> Why not use the -350's TV-out?
The 350's output is a hardware decoder for doing one thing, playing
back mpeg (that it captures). It really doesn't support just decoding
any and everything, and it's frame buffer is far slower than
accelerated video cards. It is my understanding that playing HD
content requires a normal video card output and cannot be done via a
PVR-350. I've also heard issues of DVD playback being a problem on the
'350's, but I don't know about that either. Again, no need, I have a
separate dvd player... :)
I could be wrong about the 350 and HD, but I'm pretty sure everyone
doing HD has serious video acceleration stuff on their side, along
with the CPU to back it up.
What we really need is a pcHD3000 that has HD hardware decode (TVout)
as well. That would rock!
> > some point. I'm not even sure if the XP 2700 is enough for HD, but I
> > hope it is.
> By the time you're ready for HD, all h/w prices will be lower, so
> why not wait until then to put in an A64?
True, and by then, everything should compile and run on the A64's too.. hehe.
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