[mythtv-users] MythTV box build story. part I
richard.krehbiel at gmail.com
Tue Sep 12 18:00:41 UTC 2006
On 9/12/06, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 09/12/06 12:22, Richard Krehbiel wrote:
> > I do wonder what's better: running the display at 1080i and letting
> > the LCD panel de-interlace, or using 1080p and having Myth do it.
> Depends on what you mean by better (i.e. what do you want to be
> better--both approaches have their drawbacks and advantages).
I'd been laboring under the impression that Myth would impose a single
output format, to which every source must be scaled (I'm happy to find that
impression was mistaken), so I was concerned about the CPU burden of
I'm still thinking about XvMC. I expect my CPU is buff enough so I
shouldn't need it, but CPU cycles saved means cooler and quieter.
> A question for the developers, maybe: what about having Myth actually
> > change the video output mode to match the source material (480i,
> > 480p, 720p, 1080i), for those with TVs that already do a nice job of
> > scaling, 3:2 pulldown, deinterlacing, etc?
> Hmm. We could create an option:
> Separate video modes for GUI and TV playback
> Switch X Window video modes for TV. Requires "xrandr" support.
> and put it in mythfrontend settings under "Appearance" on the 2nd or 3rd
> page or so... (Hint, hint.)
Ah. I get it. :-) Thanks.
> So, I have another piece of hardware on order: a
> > D-Link DWL-G730AP. It's a $50-ish portable multifunction device that
> > can bridge Wifi (as a client) to Ethernet. (Wifi on Fedora 5 is
> > apparently a jungle - this will greatly simplify things.)
> Hope this won't be necessary for pushing out video to remote clients
> (i.e. hope you only have a single combined frontend/backend). You might
> be able to make it work, otherwise, but are likely to have "issues"
> (i.e. prebuffering pauses, no ability to do HDTV remotely, etc.).
Yes, it's a single box. I figure it just needs Internet access, and access
to some photos archived on another computer. (When the day comes, I'll
either cough up for 802.11n, or - urgh - pull the wires.)
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