[mythtv-users] Quick question.

Bill Chmura Bill at Explosivo.com
Fri Sep 17 15:27:41 EDT 2004

On top of all that, I am very close to getting the PVR350 to output one 
session (with mythtv running) and another session with normal desktop on the 
other normal video out.  

The PVR350 can be gotten stable, but I have lockups when running both (the 
normal video out and the pvr tvout)


On Friday 17 September 2004 12:28 pm, John Harvey wrote:
> Yes it can display stuff. We have X running on it and
> mythtv outputs menus to it when playing recordings or
> live tv.
> It has no 3d capability so it wont be good for opengl
> games. The current x-driver is very crude as is the
> mythtv code but we are working on that at the moment
> and hopefully we can make it go faster.
> The driver at the moment is not the most stable of
> drivers but for some people works well. It is least
> stable in motherboards with VIA chipsets.
> John
>  --- sschaefer1 at woh.rr.com wrote:
> > 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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