[mythtv-users] advice needed on HD-3000 and PVR-350

Brian Foddy bfoddy at visi.com
Mon Dec 12 23:29:24 EST 2005

On Monday 12 December 2005 02:19 pm, Chris Gentle wrote:
> Hi.  I'm considering purchasing an HD-3000 and I'd like a little
> advice.  I currently have two Hauppauge PVR-350 cards in two
> separate machines.  Both machines have fairly low-end hardware so I
> use the decoder on both 350 cards.  Output is excellent, by the way.  :)
> If I purchase one of these cards, can the captured files from the
> HD-3000 be transcoded into a stream that can be played back through
> the 350's decoder?  The machines are really not fast enough to play
> back without the decoder.
> Speaking of transcoding, does MythTV use the actual 'transcode'
> program or does it use its own internal transcoding?

If they can't play a standard NTSC stream, no way will they
do a HD stream, and the pvr350 can't help you.

To play a decent HD stream, you need some pretty good hardware.
I've been "living" with a P3-1400 and it will barely play with XvMC,
but I would't recommend it.  I'm about to build a much faster
machine, AMD 64X2, but that's overkill.


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