[mythtv] I'm getting excited...

Grant Taylor mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Wed, 09 Oct 2002 17:04:35 -0400

>>>>> mythtv-dev@snowman.net writes:

> First, hats off to Issac and others working on this project.  This
> sounds like exactly what I've been looking for.

It certainly is nifty ;)

> I am in the middle of building a quiet PC in a fancy case with VFD
> display for specific use as a PVR and media hub.  It has to be easy
> so my wife will use it.  

My wife has no trouble with MythTV.  We'll test out my mother in a few
weeks when she's up here.

> Is the DVI output on various GF4-based cards fully supported in
> Lunix?  Maybe this is a dumb question and it 'always' works...  I
> just don't have any experience.  Specifically I am planning a new TV
> with a DVI input that this box will be connected to.

I think so(tm), but don't trust me.  Go look at the detailed README
that comes with NVidia's driver package.

Note that I'm not overly happy with NV's drivers.  They hang the
machine for seconds at startup, and the TV generator cannot be
adjusted for overscan.  NVidia is unresponsive, and the drivers are
nonfree obfuscated binaries, so I can't fix the damned thing myself.

I'd love to find a good free software alternative to my gf4mx440+tv.
All I need is good Xv YUV conversion/scaling and good quality TV-out,
ideally on svideo.  This didn't seem like it should be hard, but I'm
several cards in and still haven't found it.

> Here's a wild one...  Anyone with experience with M-audio sound
> cards, like the Delta Audiophile 2496?  These are high-end sound
> cards that are used often in HTPC in the Windows world.

Maybe for DVDs, but I can't see it for ordinary TV.

Grant Taylor - gtaylor@picante.com - http://www.picante.com/~gtaylor/
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