[mythtv-users] HDTV questions

Steve Adeff adeffs at gmail.com
Mon Dec 12 21:20:10 EST 2005

On Monday 12 December 2005 19:41, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> Todd Ignasiak wrote:
> >In the U.S., HDTV is broadcast as MPEG2.  The articles I have read
> >about HDTV in Europe have said MPEG4 (probably H.264 / MPEG4.10 / AVC)
> >will be used.  H.264 takes much more CPU horsepower to decode.   A
> >3GHz P4 may not ave the horsepower to decode it.
> An AMD Athlon X2 4800+ won't decode 1080i60 H.264.  :)
> Mike

WOW! thats serious decoding requirements. So basically H.264 is going to 
require a dedicated DSP?


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