[mythtv-users] MythShyte: One unhappy customer

Howard Cokl hojoloco at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 19 16:54:09 EDT 2005

--- John Goerzen <jgoerzen at complete.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 20, 2005 at 06:11:28AM +0930, antec
> wrote:
> > thanks, John also had this to point out. I can now
> understand why the 
> > system paused and the overheads involved.
> In general, I would *HIGHLY* recommend getting a
> capture card with
> hardware MPEG-2 encoding, such as the PVR-250.  Not
> only are your CPU
> loads *far* lower, but in my experience, the end
> result is higher
> quality as well.
> They're so cheap it's hard to argue against it.
> -- John

So true, I picked up my hauppauge freestyle (basically
a 250) for $34 off ebay last year.  It worked great
with my athlon 1200 underclocked to 900.


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