[mythtv-users] PVR-350, TV-out, X problems.

Todd A. Anderson DrTodd13 at comcast.net
Fri Nov 10 22:46:32 UTC 2006

I was trying to go about this with minimal investment.  I started
with a 350MHz celeron but got a free upgrade to 700MHz P3.  Do you
think this is fast enough for mpeg/avi decode assuming I got a video
card with s-video out?


> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org]On Behalf Of Gabe Rubin
> Sent: Friday, November 10, 2006 2:42 PM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] PVR-350, TV-out, X problems.
> On 11/10/06, Todd A. Anderson <DrTodd13 at comcast.net> wrote:
> > "(signal detected)" when I do so.  Then, when I try to start X with
> > the 350's TV-out as a secondary screen, it appears successful.  I
> > can launch an xterm or mythfrontend over the tv-out.  My problem is
> I can't help with your specific problem, but have a suggestion.  You
> may want to scrap the idea of using the 350 as a tv-out device.
> Developers are not fully supporting this, and going forward, you will
> lose a lot of the additional functionality incorporated in myth.  As
> it stands now, you probably can't play dvds, use mythgames, use
> certain visualizations in mythmusic and use the opengl screen painter.
> A 5200fx should go for around $25-$50, so unless you have no spare
> slots in your computer, there is really no reason to not go this
> route.  It will save you a ton of hassle and headache, and the picture
> quality is definitely good enough.
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