[mythtv-users] Re: what cards and tools

nate s nate.strickland at gmail.com
Mon Dec 27 19:49:51 UTC 2004

It's cheaper.  The tv output is said to be better quality than an
nvidia card, but only by a slight bit, and it is much more difficult
to set up, so I've heard, and uses CPU time when watching anything
other than mpeg2 video it recorded.  That said, if you don't have an
nvidia card, or want every ounce of tv-out quality you can get, it's
not a bad option.


On Sat, 25 Dec 2004 03:21:53 -0600, Neil
<neil-on-mythtv at restricted.dyndns.org> wrote:
> Wayne Steenburg writes:
> >
> > Hi Neil,
> >
> > 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.
> >
> I'm just wondering why more people recommend 250 over 350. Do you have any
> idea?
> Thanks.
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