[mythtv-users] How to plan for a expandable MythTV system??

Rudy Zijlstra mythtv at edsons.demon.nl
Fri Dec 22 23:59:49 UTC 2006


Stroller wrote:

>On 21 Dec 2006, at 22:04, casey dunn wrote:
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>>On 12/21/06, Trent Carbe <trencarbe at yahoo.com> wrote:
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>>>- CRT TV -> LCD TV
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>>Look for a card with svideo and DVI at the least.  ( I don't think
>>HDMI is supported in linux yet, although some cards offer this output)
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>I would say "Look for a card with svideo and DVI" and omit the "at  
>the least" of your specification. One can get a Sapphire Radeon  
>9250SE for 20 - that has DVI; I don't know how good it is for  
>MythTV, but I'll bet you wouldn't pay more than twice that that for a  
>card with DVI that is good enough. I'm sure, however, that HDMI would  
>cost you SEVERAL times as much.
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>Assuming we're someday actually able to benefit from HDMI's  
>encryption on MythTV - an assumption of which I'm somewhat sceptical  
>- then cards supporting it will cost peanuts by then, too.
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HDMI encryption? There is no encryption in HDMI, unless you mean HDCP, 
which is a separate standard running over HDMI.
HDCP is still not fully stable no, pure HDMI devices will always work. 
Add HDCP into the mix and you start running into interop problems.

Cheers,

Rudy


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