[mythtv-users] Re: nvidia fx5200 help please badly needed

PAUL WILLIAMSON pwilliamson at mandtbank.com
Tue Dec 28 19:57:44 UTC 2004

>>> neil-on-mythtv at restricted.dyndns.org 12/28/2004 2:09:06 PM >>>
> Thanks Kevin. Ok, so for now, I should not worry about. Then, what 
> I really need to do is go for the PVR-250 + Nvidia FX5200 card. Are 
> the issues very annoying? 
> Thanks. 
> Neil


IMHO, it's a winning combo.
Don't forget the 250 does incoming video+sound.
The 5200 only does outgoing video.  You'll need to 
come up with something to do outbound sound.

Pick a distibution...then you can move on.
Gentoo?  Information is out there...
Knoppix? Yep, out there too
Fedora?  Yep, same deal
Suse?  Dunno, but I'm sure it's not too different from Fedora
Debian?  Getting Fuzzier...
Centrix?  No idea
QNX?  Probably not, but it would be cool to see

Odd are there will be no significant (if any at all problems).  IvyTV 
will address the PVR-250 drivers, and nVidia will address the 
FX 5200 drivers.  Both are fairly standard, and there is no overlap 
in features/functionality between the two.  Other than the 
250 will encode the incoming signal in a format that the 
5200 can conveniently decode.


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