[mythtv-users] Status Update on SageTV HD Extender STX-HD100?

Mark Buechler mark.buechler at gmail.com
Mon Jun 30 17:20:26 UTC 2008


Hi

On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 12:33 PM, jedi <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 09:14:14AM -0700, Steve Heistand wrote:
> > I have the hd-pvr hooked to my mythtv machine and it handles
> > the files flawlessly as well without coreavc. not sure what cpu the
> appletv
> > has but they claim 720p h264 support just fine.
>
> jedi at magenta:/proc$ more cpuinfo
> processor       : 0
> vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
> cpu family      : 6
> model           : 13
> model name      : Genuine Intel(R) processor              1.00GHz
> stepping        : 8
> cpu MHz         : 1000.110
> cache size      : 2048 KB
> fdiv_bug        : no
> hlt_bug         : no
> f00f_bug        : no
> coma_bug        : no
> fpu             : yes
> fpu_exception   : yes
> cpuid level     : 2
> wp              : yes
> flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca
> cmov
> pat clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss tm pbe nx up est tm2
> bogomips        : 2002.13
> clflush size    : 64
>
> The videocard is supposed to be a mobile NV 7300
>
> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G72M [Quadro NVS
> 110M/GeForce Go 7300] (rev a1)
>
> > my machines 3.0 core 2 duo and old 8600 nvidia card
> > does 720p hd-pvr files without issues.  1080 files it
> > cant do. not sure if its hardware related or the fact
> > my tv is a 720 so my X resolution is 1280x720 and
> > the conversion from 1080 to 720 is too much while
> > trying to decode h264 files.
>
> Well... shortly I can tell everyone how it does with 720x480 h264.
>
> A good chunk of my DVD collection has been converted to h264.
>
> I will also be able to report on OTA HD.
>
> >
> >
> > "Why is it so hot inside this handbasket?"
> > --
> > Steve Heistand
> > steve at heistand.org
> >
> >
> > ---------- Original Message -----------
> > From: Paul <pturpin+mythtv at gmail.com <pturpin%2Bmythtv at gmail.com>>
> > To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> > Sent: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 11:01:41 -0500
> > Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Status Update on SageTV HD Extender
> STX-HD100?
> >
> > > On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 10:46 AM, jedi <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Why don't you try an appletv?
> > > >
> > >
> > > The sagetv extender has hardware H.264 decoding. Even with CoreAVC i
> > > have my doubts that the AppleTV will be able to work with the files
> > > from the Hauppauge HD-PVR (maybe i am wrong, has anyone tried?). On
> > > the sage forums the users are reporting though it works flawlessly
> > > with them.
>

This started out an interesting thread but seems to have been hijacked along
the way. I believe the original topic was about the SageTV extender. I too
am interested in hearing others' experiences with this unit.

- Mark.
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