[mythtv-users] Re: what cards and tools
w.steenburg at myactv.net
Sat Dec 25 04:33:27 UTC 2004
> Hi Wayne,
> I'm trying to recall back what I have gathered before. Going back, if I will
> be buying the PVR-350 for recording regular broadcast, will it allow me to
> display the recorded show on my television using one of the tv-out ports? Is
> it also possible to watch live off-the-air broadcast via the mythtv to my
> television even without recording it first?
Yes the PVR-350 will allow you to view recorded shows via it's tv-out
port. If it's mpeg-2 encoded content it will also decode it on the card
lightening your cpu load. Otherwise X will just utilize the framebuffer
and the cpu will perform the processing.
You can watch live tv with myth, but there's a couple of seconds delay
when starting or changing channels. Live tv allows you to pause,
rewind, fast forward, etc. and as such requires a buffer. That is to
say it records it to disk while it's playing the content.
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