[mythtv-users] How to plan for a expandable MythTV system??

Stroller linux.luser at myrealbox.com
Fri Dec 22 20:48:51 UTC 2006

On 21 Dec 2006, at 22:04, casey dunn wrote:

> On 12/21/06, Trent Carbe <trencarbe at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> - CRT TV -> LCD TV
> Look for a card with svideo and DVI at the least.  ( I don't think
> HDMI is supported in linux yet, although some cards offer this output)

I would say "Look for a card with svideo and DVI" and omit the "at  
the least" of your specification. One can get a Sapphire Radeon  
9250SE for 20 - that has DVI; I don't know how good it is for  
MythTV, but I'll bet you wouldn't pay more than twice that that for a  
card with DVI that is good enough. I'm sure, however, that HDMI would  
cost you SEVERAL times as much.

Assuming we're someday actually able to benefit from HDMI's  
encryption on MythTV - an assumption of which I'm somewhat sceptical  
- then cards supporting it will cost peanuts by then, too.

So spend 30 & again 30 in 3 years' time, or spend well over 100  
for future-proofing.

>> - regular DVD -> HD-DVD or Blueray
> Don't worry about it.  By the time either tech is working under linux
> you'll be on your 3rd or 4th upgrade.

As you say.


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