[mythtv-users] WinTV-PVR-350 hardware decoder only works for TV
angelflow at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 18 15:50:45 EDT 2005
--- "Simpson, Richard" <Richard.Simpson at wgint.com>
> Now that I think about it, the 350 does not have a
> VGA output, which means the video stream has to go
> through the normal video card to get to the monitor.
> So no hardware decoding for VGA. They must have let
> the marketing guys write the data sheet instead of
> their engineers.
> Is this an exiting setup you have, or a planned one?
> Do you only intend to display video on the monitor
> and not a TV? If so, you're better off with a
> PVR-150 capture card and a separate video card
> capable of hardware decoding, like the nVidia FX
> 5200. The 5200 can also drive a high resolution TV
> (LCD or DLP with VGA/DVI inputs), which gives you
> some flexibility. Or a dual-headed card to drive
> both a monitor and vga-capable TV at the same time.
> If you already own a PVR-350, then you could
> consider an S-video to VGA converter to drive your
This is a planned setup. Yes I only intend to display
video on a monitor and not a TV.
To make use of the hardware decoding of a Nvidia card,
I guess I need to set MythTV up to use XvMC. Do you
have any pointer into how to do that? I'm new to this,
any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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