[mythtv-users] HDTV solution @1080i ???
monkeypet at gmail.com
Wed May 28 16:41:08 UTC 2008
I'll tell you what doesn't work (at least for me). A mac mini
frontend and the mythfrontend. It plays 720p beautifully, but the
mythfrontend has a hard time with 1080i shows. This really pisses me
off since I recently bought the mac mini just for a HD frontend.
However, VLC plays it fine at full resolution. The mac is running osx
and the osx port of the mythtv frontend. There are many threads on
this mailing list that talks about this.
On 4/27/08, zoiks2004-ivtv at yahoo.com <zoiks2004-ivtv at yahoo.com> wrote:
> After 4.5 years doing myth in SD I'm getting ready to
> go high-def. Unfortunately, my research has so far
> indicated that high-def myth is a combination of
> crapshoots and settling for less. Not a fault of Myth,
> per se, more of a lack of support by GPU suppliers,
> nvidia and Intel included.
> That said, I'd really like to know what people have
> working for full 1080i hi-def playback, on a 1080x1920
> native display. Specifically, the combination of:
> 1) video card
> 2) television
> 3) link between video card and television
> which gives 1080i without jumps, tearing, combs, sync
> issues, etc. Oh, and without crashing the system, too.
> I don't mind outputs to a 1080p mode with
> deinterlacing, as I understand that should work
> decently. I'm planning on a system built around an
> Intel E8400 so CPU shouldn't be an issue.
> I haven't purchased the new hardware yet (including
> mobo or video card) and I haven't got a TV yet, though
> I was leaning towards Sharp Aquos or an LG. But I
> don't want to go into this blind. I've seen nothing
> but problems as I've searched the forums, googled,
> etc. (Just the initial research has taken me nearly 20
> hours so far.)
> Best I can tell so far is that the most trouble-free
> option is to use YPbPr component out with a supporting
> nvidia-based card. That's kinda sad to go analog in a
> digital world, and it requires slightly fancier video
> cards. But if that's the most reasonable option I'll
> do it.
> So in summary, what do you have working
> (TV/GPU/connection) for full uncompromised 1080i playback?
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