[mythtv-users] vdpau worth it for hdtv?

JEDIDIAH jedi at mishnet.org
Fri Nov 13 21:01:02 UTC 2009


On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 07:26:37PM +0000, Andre Newman wrote:
> 
> On 13 Nov 2009, at 19:04, JEDIDIAH wrote:
> > 
> >    A lower end low profile ION system can be had for only $200.
> > 
> >    It's hard to see how it could not possibly be worth it.
> > 
> >    It's one of those rare occurences where "cheap" and "good" come together
> 
> I'd say cheap and fairly good, all those posts saying "it's nearly as good as my TV live" could be "it's better than my TV live". 
> For SD it looks great, I'm seeing glitches here and there even with SD on my friend's ION system but I understand the vdpau code is getting a major re-work for 0.23 and Nvidia seem to make improvements all the time, the odd small disaster but mostly good progress.

    I am not sure I would go as far as declaring live HD any better. Perhaps
if you have a really good OTA signal or a cable provider that doesn't mangle
the original signal much I could see VDPAU not keeping up in extreme cases.

> 
> It seems spoilt for a ha'peth of tar that it can't do Advanced 2x for 1080i50 or i60 (the most common HDTV standard in the world), advanced 2x seems to be the de-interlacer that's as good as a decent flat screen or video processor.
> 
> Of course if the worlds broadcasters would drag themselves into the 21st century and ditch interlacing, things like mythTV would be so much easier and nicer :-)
> 
> > in one device. It's like an AppleTV or Mac Mini without the hassle and or
> > expense.
> 
> It's certainly that, especially with minimyth net booting, very neat solution.
> 
> Andre
> 
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