[mythtv-users] Plans for front & back end Myth boxes
tortise at paradise.net.nz
Sun Aug 8 04:42:33 UTC 2010
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From: "Nick Rout" <nick.rout at gmail.com>
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Sent: Sunday, August 08, 2010 2:16 PM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Plans for front & back end Myth boxes
On Sat, Aug 7, 2010 at 6:57 AM, Eric Sharkey <eric at lisaneric.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 2:39 PM, Jessica Perry Hekman
> <jphekman at arborius.net> wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 06, 2010 at 02:06:44PM -0400, Eric Sharkey wrote:
>>> The Revo has HDMI and VGA output only, no composite/S-video. This may
>>> not be the best choice if you want to hook it up to an older CRT TV.
>> Ah, I had overlooked that. There are HDMI-to-svideo converters available
>> for around $20, right?
> If there are, I've never seen one.
> There are some s-video to HDMI solutions out there (usually for
> noticably more than $20), but I've never seen a converter for going
> the other way.
> VGA to S-video converters are more common, but still, you'd be better
> off selecting a front end system that has s-video out natively if
> that's what you want.
>Therein lies the dilemma. If you are still running a TV without
VGA/DVI/HDMI you can't find a decent card that outputs to s-video or
component AND future proofs you with DVI/HDMI.
>Sucks to own a CRT :(
I can't reconcile this post with the numerous cards that have composite, S-video, component, VGA and DVI outputs. (DVI can be
converted to HDMI) Certainly most new cards no longer support analogue, however plenty were produced and remain available.
One example is http://www.sparkle.com.tw/ which sets out a wide range of card models that gives one plenty to choose from. Beware
the various types of S-Video - and of course your CRT TV capability. (SD or HD?)
Providing a URL to the manual of the TV is often a good way to accelerate the advice given to you here.
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