[mythtv-users] A/V Receivers & MythTv
myth at dermanouelian.com
Fri Apr 18 16:47:25 UTC 2008
On Apr 18, 2008, at 9:41 AM, Andrew Close wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 11:33 AM, Brad DerManouelian
> <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
>> On Apr 18, 2008, at 7:06 AM, Andrew Close wrote:
>>> you guys/gals that have Myth hooked up through an AVR, do you run
>>> video through the receiver as well as the audio? or directly to the
>>> i'm curious because many of the newer receivers, even some budget
>>> receivers, now have video processors built into them that do a
>>> job of upscaling/converting/formatting. looking at the mid-range
>>> Denons and Onkyos, they all have pretty decent video processors in
>>> them. they do a very nice job of upscaling DVD and SD video and
>>> can even cherry pick which signals get upscaled.
>>> i know that Myth can do scaling too. just wondering if it is as
>>> as a dedicated HW video processor. and i'm also wondering if it's
>>> possible to run Myth's output through a dedicated video processor.
>> Your video card will almost certainly do a better job of scaling than
>> your receiver. You called it a "dedicated HW video processor". It's
>> actually a dedicated HW audio processor with some video capability
>> added on. Your video card is a dedicated HW video processor.
> interesting. cause the guy at the A/V shop told me it was the other
> way around. of course, he's trying to sell me some new gear; but he
> also brought up the point that the AVR is a specialized HW device
> built for the purpose of high quality audio/video processing and that
> to match the chip in the AVR i would need a very high end video card,
> not just the commodity nVidia 5200...
Very high end? Like.. better than 1920x1080p? You'll never have a
video source better than that. At least.. not in MANY MANY years.
Instead of making ambiguous statements like "high end", I would ask
specifics like.. "HOW high end?" and "Why?"
I have an nvidia 6100 that cost about $30 and it looks exactly as good
as the video card I spend $300 on last year. The $300 card is great
for games. They are exactly equal for TV.
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