[mythtv-users] FireWire output as display?

James L. Paul james at mauibay.net
Wed Aug 31 02:48:59 UTC 2005



Matt Stocum wrote:
> With the talk on the list lately about how to get the highest quality  
> display from MythTV I started wondering about the possibility of  using 
> a FireWire in/out box as the display device for MythTV.  I  would think 
> it would provide rather high quality output, and DV is a  rather simple 
> codec, I don't think the average MythTV box would have  too much trouble 
> encoding it in real-time.  You wouldn't get Xv, but  scaling to 720x480 
> shouldn't be too hard and I'm not certain you'd  even need to do color 
> space conversion.  Am I missing something obvious?

Not having used DV for anything other than importing from a camcorder, 
I'm curious what type of display you have that accepts IEEE-1394 DV?

> -Matt
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