[mythtv-users] any video cards with component out?

Dave Hofstra dhofstra at gmail.com
Wed Dec 29 09:19:52 UTC 2004

I also have a pcHDTV.  I use an audio authority to transcode VGA to
component on my frontend in the living room.  I have an Xbox as a
frontend in the bedroom, and while nice for a frontend, it cannot even
begin to decode the HDTV stream.

my 2.5Ghz living room PC with 512Mb RAM and Geforce 4 MX 4000 is about
90% CPU to watch a HD stream.  The Xbox is something like 733Mhz, and
it completely chokes when a HD stream is selected.  So, although it is
true the xbox can output 1080i desktop and play HD games, it certainly
cannot decode a HDTV stream.

Lastly: my Geforce4MX 4000 produces unsatisfactory 1080i, so I am
using 480p (which actually looks very very nice with HD).  But,  I am
planning on trying the 5200 or higher to see if they scale things to
1080i better.

Hope this helps

Dave Hofstra

On Tue, 28 Dec 2004 17:46:47 -0500, sean darcy <seandarcy at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >This may not be what you are looking for but if you buy an xbox and its
> >component adaptor you will get a hdtv frontend for about $200-$250
> >depending
> >on modchip.
> I see that xbox has a component adapter. But how does the rest of this work?
> I have another machine that has the hd3000, and then what...? How do I
> connect to the xbox?  I assume this is the modchip. What's that?  Where do I
> get it?
> sean
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