[mythtv-users] MythTV DVD vs DVD Player

Dan Morphis dan at milkcarton.com
Tue Mar 30 13:47:04 EST 2004

I'm with Malcolm on this.  I recently gave my fairly new DVD player to 
the parents and just use MythDVD which calls out to xine to do the 
actual playing.  It works great.  About the only thing I don't like is 
there's no option in xine to hide the mouse pointer instantly.  But hey; 
its free software :-)


Malcolm wrote:

> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Shay - MythTV" <mythtv at highstyleweb.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2004 10:57 AM
>>Are there any real visual or audio advantages to using MythTV to play my
>>dvd's versus using a decent dvd player?  Other than not having that extra
>>component obviously.
> On my el-cheopo TV I can't tell the difference between the two.  Maybe on a
> real expensive fancy TV you will??  I'm using the PVR-350 TV out card.
> The advantage to Myth is that as soon as you pop a DVD in and select it on
> the menu it's up on the screen almost instantly (at least on my box, 2.4Ghz
> cel).  With our regular DVD player (about 2 years old now) it takes a good
> 15 or 20 seconds before a DVD's on the screen to watch.
> Malcolm
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