[mythtv-users] firewire output to TV
adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 19:46:18 UTC 2006
On 2/14/06, Todd Hutchinson <tahutchinson_99 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I have a samsung 5067W TV, and it has a firewire input
> (and output) connection. I'd like to send the mpeg 2
> stream output by mythtv directly to the TV via
> firewire and use the TV's mpeg2 decoder to display the
> video. I'm thinking that this will reduce the load on
> my CPU, and this will come in handy when I eventually
> upgrade my mythtv to record HD.
> Anybody know if this is a viable solution?
currently not possible, probably won't ever be since the tv expects an
mpeg stream which would require realtime encoding and reencoding which
makes it more of a hassle than buying a $50 video card with XvMC and
possibly upgrading some other components, especially since you'd have
to do this to do all the realtime encoding/etc.
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