[mythtv-users] More HDTV Questions

Cecil Watson cwatson at linkline.com
Thu Nov 11 02:10:34 UTC 2004


Tom E. Craddock, Jr. wrote:

> Well, I figd it was my turn to throw some questions about HDTV, in 
> particular some questions about the the HD3000 card and DVI to my 55" 
> Mitsubishi WS-55413.
> Everyone that Ive seen post about installing the hd3k card has been 
> having to build with a new kernel, 2.6.9 it seems is the one most are 
> using.  Im currently using kernel#2.6.8-1.521, following Jarod's 
> Guide.  Has it been the experience of any other users that you need to 
> build the hd3k drivers against kernel 2.6.9? Has anyone gotten the 
> hd3k card to work by installing it on a machine that followe Jarod's 
> Guide and they have any pointers for me? Also, do I need to install 
> xine-hd, as in the docs on the driver CD says that you need a modified 
> video.h (I believe) that has support for V4L and Im not sure if I have 
> that, or how to go about getting it.
> My second area of interest is a new vid card I got yesterday after 
> seeing the recent posts that some are having success with a 
> not-so-powerful CPU combined with a FX5200 in decoding HDTV for 
> playback.  I picked up a PNY 5700LE from CompUSA yesterday which has a 
> DVI -I output on it.  Im hoping that my HDTV will accept the signal 
> and have yet another question about modelines.  My tv only takes 480p 
> and 1080i (no 720p) so I figd Id start with Jarods 540p  modeline for 
> the audio authority device and wanted to ask if it makes any diff that 
> Ill be trying to use the DVI instead of the audio auth device?
> Thanks for any insight.
> Tom E. Craddock, Jr.
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Yes, I've gotten the drivers included drivers to build against 2.6.9.


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