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

Dan wolf mboverload at gmail.com
Thu Dec 30 22:05:30 UTC 2004

Nope, not fast enough for HDTV, sorry.

On Wed, 29 Dec 2004 10:51:22 +0100, Wouter Lagerweij <wouterla at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-12-28 at 17:46 -0500, sean darcy 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?
> The modchip mentioned is a chip that can be build into your xbox to
> allow it to run non-signed software, such as linux.
> Microsoft doesn't allow this by default, since they make money on
> selling xbox games, and want you to buy those instead of only using the
> xbox as a nice myth frontend.
> Note that you can hack most xbox's without installing a modchip, but
> this is a bit less flexible that a modchip. See www.xbox-linux.org for
> some more info on getting linux to run on an xbox.
> You can find more about running Myth on the xbox on
> http://bit.blkbk.com/ (and in particular the forums at
> http://bit.blkbk.com/phpBB2/ ).
> You should note that though the xbox has a component out, and can run
> hdtv resolutions, I'm not sure it can actually handle
> displaying/decoding 720p/1080i content fast enough. (I haven't got any
> hardware to siplay those resolutions...)
> Wouter
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