[mythtv-users] What do I have to do to get HD working?
adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Sat Apr 15 06:52:57 UTC 2006
On 4/15/06, Marco Nelissen <marcone at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> >>> Whoever said that a P4 3.2 is fast enough for HD doesn't know what
> >>> they are talking about. Get an AMD dual core. I have a 3800 and it
> >>> works well (It replaced a Prescott 3.2 that I used before after making
> >>> the same mistake that you just made).
> >> Processor-envy aside, a dual-core 3800+ is overkill. I'm using an
> >> Athlon64 3200+, and it is sufficient for HD, even without XvMC.
> >It is only sufficient if you reduce the quality of playback. A 3200+
> >will not be able to deinterlace to 60fps. This may not be important
> >to everyone, but it is quite noticeable on sports, Letterman, etc.
> I suppose if your TV only supports progressive, you might need a beefier
> CPU. I just play my recordings in their native formats, since the TV
> supports both interlaced and progressive input signals.
I don't understand that commend about a 3200+ not being able to
deinterlace 60fps. I had Myth converting 1080i to 720p output before
the new nvidia driver was released and never had a problem.
More information about the mythtv-users