[mythtv-users] many questions from a MythTV newbie

Daniel Jarboe daniel.jarboe at gmail.com
Wed Mar 29 18:21:58 UTC 2006

On 3/29/06, R. G. Newbury <newbury at mandamus.org> wrote:
> You must understand that the hd3000 does not go a good job in NTSC mode,
> as it has no hardware encode/decode capability. You have to use the box
> and software to deal with the signal...The Hauppauge cards, on the other
> hand have that built in, and therefor feed the same digital stream as
> the HD card does in ATSC to the bus.
> Therefore my small/quiet Via SP13000 can record 3 simultaneous programs:
> 2 in SD from a PV500 and 1 ATSC from the HD3000. Note that this
> motherboard does not do full HD... it is limited to 1024x1024 on TV out
> (but the internal video to monitor will do 1980x 1080 and uses Xvmc.

Thank you very much for clarifying this, I completely missed it. 
Judging by the DViCO marketing bullet: Includes MPEG encoder for
analog TV/video recording, I take it FusionHDTV card will be much
easier on resources for NTSC, if I want the ability to decode ATSC or
NTSC with a single card.

Thanks for mentioning that.
~ Daniel

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