[mythtv-users] PVR-350 and DVD playback?

J. Donavan Stanley jdonavan at jdonavan.net
Thu Feb 5 05:22:50 EST 2004

*sigh*  This comes up waaaaaaaaaaay too much.

The PVR350 can be used to playback MPEG2 content to the TV.  Yes this 
included DVDs.  However you must use a program that support the 350, to 
my knowledge only Mplayer does and that's with a patch.  Using Mplayer 
means you don't get DVD menus.

The PVR350 can not be used (at least not well) as a general purpose 
framebuffer device.  Which means playing games, MPEG4 playback etc are 
pretty much out of the question.

For the record:  I don't own a 350  (I decided not to buy one after 
reading this list.) so all of the above is just from the numerous 
messages on this list.

Brian Cecile wrote:

> I'm hoping I read a recent post incorrectly that stated that one 
> cannot watch a DVD on their TV if they are using the PVR-350 as their 
> TV-out card. Can anyone shed some light on this? What is the status of 
> the development fix on it? This was the first time I read anything 
> along these lines, and I'm in the process of building my MythTV box, 
> so I need to know for sure what I need. I'm building it for use as:
> MythTV functions (pause/record/watch live tv, and all other modules)
> A DVD player (maybe not now, since I may not be able to output DVD 
> content to my TV)
> A Surround sound system.
> Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
> Brian

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