[mythtv-users] MythTV without TV card

Tom van Wietmarschen aaargh at deepthought.student.utwente.nl
Tue Mar 4 17:59:33 UTC 2003

I have a P4 1.7G with A gig mem and some fast scsi disk... For my
machine and i can do 720 X 480 no prob
But still see the best pic at 480X480 with rjpeg, with mpeg 4 i always
get lines on my screen...
I noticed that it's better to buy a faster hd then a faster cpu...
I used to have a quatum 15GB ata66 drive... In the same pc... 
Then the performance was terrible... With the scsi drives mythtv
Ps you don't have to buy scsi ... But the latest ide drives will do just
fine... But no 5400rpm disk.. Go for 7200.

-----Original Message-----
From: mythtv-users-bounces at snowman.net
[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at snowman.net] On Behalf Of Erik Arendse
Sent: maandag 3 maart 2003 12:19
To: mythtv-users at snowman.net
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Non-continuous picture when watching TV in

At 3-3-03 12:04, Juraj Pisarcik wrote:
>TV picture in xawtv is fine, but in MythTV it's not continuous. Load of

>machine is realy high.
>I'm using PIII-800, Abit BX133-RAID, Matrox G450, Dart TV radio Live
>What I have to do for better performance? It's looking like problems
>time synchronization.

Buy a better machine. I have an Athlon 800, can do 320x200 with adequate

performace, 480x480 with recording only. Without starting a long
discussion this should be about comparable to your CPU.

Read the mailing archives for a serious setup. When viewing liveTV you
coding and decoding at the same time, don't underestimate the processing

power that requires. PC's just got to the point where they can handle
on a decent budget. A PIII-800

The performance has _nothing_ in common with xawtv, which just grabs
from the BTTV driver and stuffs it on your XV display. MythTV is a real
which is always timeshifting, if you just want to view TV then use a 
TV-program like xawtv.


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