[mythtv-users] My HDTV woes
mark at knm.org
Sun Apr 2 21:56:10 UTC 2006
So, here's some info on my setup:
> Pentium 4 3.00GHz w/ hyperthreading (64bit chip, but 32bit install)
> 1GB RAM
This chip is nowhere near powerful enough to do HDTV. Intel, in
general, is pretty worthless. I recommend getting an Athlon x2 3800 -
that is the first chip I had that could do HDTV properly (my
definition of properly is playing back 1080i content with 2x
deinterlacing & at 1280x720).
I tried a 3.2 GHz P4 and an Athlon 3500+ before, and neither was good
> When I tune to an HD channel, it display, and the picture is great, but it
> stutters BADLY. The mythfrontend log shows:
Are you able to do it without Myth? For example, can you grab a transport
stream and play it back with VLC or mplayer?
> I KNOW 3Ghz w/hyperthreading & XVMC should be able to handle HD.
Not correct about the CPU. Are you sure that your card can do XvMC?
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