[mythtv] hardware questions

Mike Payson mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Tue, 31 Dec 2002 11:25:08 -0800

One other (probably irrelevant for you) warning... I just got my Marvel 
G200TV, and discovered it won't work with my motherboard. I have the Asus 
A7V8X, which only supports 1.5 volt AGP cards. The g200 is a 3.3v card. I 
don't know if this is common to other modern (AGP8X) motherboards, but you 
might want to make sure it'll work ewith your system before buying it...

On Tuesday 31 December 2002 10:15 am, m0j0.j0j0 wrote:
> Thanks for the reply!
> > > Has anyone tested the
> > > S/PDIF output? This seems like the perfect card for Myth (hardware
> > > MJPEG, cheap, stereo, etc). Are there any reasons to go with something
> > > else that I'm overlooking? What drawbacks are there to using MJPEG
> > > (quality, file size, ????)
> >
> > The file sizes are definately going to be larger than mpeg4 at similar
> > resolutions but the quality seems pretty darn good.  You also need a
> > reasonably hefty cpu to decode full resolution mjpeg in real time
> > (although there may be some optomizations to be done with the decoding
> > sw).  TV-Out was a pain to set up but I'm reasonably happy with it now.
> Do you think the lesser CPU-load due to the hardware MJPEG encoding
> significantly out-ways the extra load gained from doing real-time
> decoding? If in the end using a G200 doesn't really lower my CPU load
> much, I'd probably be better off buying a nice simpler-to-setup tuner,
> right?
> Can you clarify "reasonably happy" regarding the TV-Out? I'm wondering
> if I'm better off just buying a VGA-TO-NTSC converter than messing
> around getting TV-Out card like the G200 working.
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