[mythtv-users] Help me choose: pcHDTV HD-5500 orAirStar-HD5000AV-PCI
jimc at math.ucla.edu
Thu Jul 19 16:52:24 UTC 2007
On Wed, 18 Jul 2007, Tom Dexter wrote:
> >From: "Erich Newell"
> >I would recommend neither of these. I have a pcHDTV which does work
> >perfectly...but it generates unnecessary overhead on the system.
> I'm curious as to exactly what overhead you're referring to...
> I guess analog use would be different due to
> the need for software encoding.
Confirmed: my system gets only NTSC through the pcHDTV HD-5500, and analog
encoding (RTJpeg) takes about 65% of a Pentium III "Coppermine" at 1.0 GHz.
It will be much happier on a modern dual core processor.
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