[mythtv-users] PVR 350 vs PVR 250?

Daniel Savard dsavard at cids.ca
Wed Sep 1 22:05:18 EDT 2004

Le mar 31/08/2004 à 13:26, Michael T. Dean a écrit :
> On 08/30/2004 05:10 PM, Dave Bush wrote:
> Yes.  The most important point about the PVR-350's decoder is that it 
> can *only* be used with the PVR-350's TV out.  Since the PVR-350 isn't a 
> true video card (it just has a framebuffer), there is no OpenGL or even 
> X Video acceleration.  Therefore, if you try to play anything other than 
> PVR-x50 recordings on the PVR-350's TV out (i.e. MOV, AVI, DivX, XviD, 
> DVD's, etc.), you'll incur a *huge* performance penalty.  On my Athlon 
> XP 2000+, I wasn't satisfied with the TV out on the PVR-350--except for 
> PVR-350 recordings--so I'm using my 350 as a 250:  I don't even load the 
> framebuffer module, and I'm using a GF4MX440 for TV out.
> Therefore, I agree with Dave.  I wish I would have saved $80 by getting 
> a PVR-250 instead of the $350.

I am playing AVI and DVD's (I haven't try other formats yet) without
much problem. I even have OpenGL configured for the MythMusic animations
and everything run just fine on my TV-out using the X server with the
framebuffer. I have a Intel Celeron 2 GHz and 512 MB RAM.


Daniel Savard


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