[mythtv-users] Quick question.

sschaefer1 at woh.rr.com sschaefer1 at woh.rr.com
Fri Sep 17 11:16:36 EDT 2004

My quick question is: Can a custom menu system be output on the TV out port of the PVR 350?

I'm on the verge of buying a Hauppauge PVR-350 before having read enough documentation to know the full capabilities of the TV out feature, or at least have confidence it will do what I expect it to do.

The MythTV docs say:

"The PVR-350 (model 990) has the features of the PVR-250 as well as being able to decode MPEG-2. The encode and decode functions may be used simultaneously. The MPEG-2 decoder function gives superior video quality. However, the decoder function is only available once Linux has started, so you will not see any boot-time messages.

Also, the card does not support any 3D functions, making it a poor gamer card.

Non-MPEG-2 content will be displayed on the PVR-350 output using framebuffer features, placing a large load on the host CPU."

I figure this means it can, but that it isn't as efficient as a normal display adapter.

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