[mythtv-users] Opinions on PVR-350 Support + PVR-350 Hardware Hacking....

Steve Smith st3v3.sm1th at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 08:03:51 UTC 2007


Yes actually I've build up an RGB to SCART lead for use with my Nividia 5200
(free from Freecycle).
Great picture but not without it's problems e.g. having to use bob
deinterlace all the time means that my CPU is taxed, and
LiveTV is not useable because of this.
I'd also like to be able to play recordings without worrying that the CPU
usage will disrupt a recording.

I also own a MediaMVP from a previous PVR incarnation, this outputs all 3
forms (Composite,SVIDEO and RGB) simultaneously.
The picture is brilliant, there are no CPU worries but the interface is
lacking compared to the full Myth frontend (don't get me wrong it's still
good for playback).

I'm working on the theory that the 350 and MVP probably share the same
output characteristics, plus the reduced CPU load, but the 350 can in theory
also give the full Myth experience. (Also the MVP can then go in the



On 19/06/07, Nick Morrott <knowledgejunkie at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 18/06/07, Steve Smith <st3v3.sm1th at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > 2) The one thing lacking from the PVR-350 in my book is an RGB
> > output...however looking at the specs for the TV chip (the SAA7127?) on
> > board, it can produce the RGB signals. So it MAY be that I can do some
> fine
> > brain surgery to add the 3 necessary wires. Has anyone tried this? Would
> > anyone be prepared to take some high resolution piccies of both sides of
> the
> > board so I can see how feasible it might be?
> Don't forget that old ATI Radeon cards (I'm using a 9000 Pro) can
> output RGB with csync. I'm using a homemade VGA->RGB-SCART cable (less
> than a tenner in parts) with my Sony widescreen TV with great success.
> Back in 2004/05 I used my PVR-350's output (quite brilliant for MPEG2
> LiveTV/recordings) but at that stage the non-MPEG2 performance was
> lacking.
> --
> Nick
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