[mythtv-users] Pundit SIS video goodness and audio question

Dr. Doug L. Hoffman hoffman at dlhoffman.com
Sun Aug 8 11:27:05 EDT 2004

I'd like to see your X config for the dvd-d output. I've been using the
s-video out and have been quite pleased but I'm always looking for
improvments :-)

On Sat, 2004-08-07 at 17:08, Scott wrote:
> Greets -
> I've been lurking on the list for a while and when I ran across the 
> Asus Pundit I picked one up for my HTPC. My primary use will be for 
> DVDs and the secondary use will be for DirecTV.
> I've seen lots of posts in the archives about onboard video. Let me 
> tell you, the sis drivers are awesome but you really should get both 
> the current sisfb and the sis_drv.o for x.org 6.7.0. For me I'm able to 
> boot into 1024x760 at the console and then run x.org at 1280x720. My 
> video out is via the DVI-D and hooked to a Pansonic PT-L500U projector. 
> If people want to see details of my sis video driver config let me 
> know, I'll put them up somewhere.
> My current question is regarding the onboard audio. Using the gentoo 
> 2.6.7-r11 kernel with ALSA I have no problems getting output from the 
> optical on the front side of the pundit into my A/V receiver. I have 
> configured MythDVD to use xine and testing a DTS 5.1 DVD (K-PAX) my A/V 
> receiver correctly told me it was receiving DTS 5.1 input.
> I know the onboard audio is limited to 48kHz and I'm wondering if going 
> with a SB Audigy 2 ZS card would be better as it provides 92kHz/24bit 
> surround hardware. The other issue is that if I do go with the Audigy 
> how do I get a working S/PDIF out the rear of the pundit? Obviously I 
> cannot use the SB supplied front panel I/O connections as I would have 
> to remove the DVD drive in the Pundit :)
> --
> Scott
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