[mythtv-users] MythTV on a VIA Epia
pebender at san.rr.com
Tue Nov 21 21:12:12 UTC 2006
Jogchum Reitsma wrote:
> Brett Kosinski schreef:
>> For anyone who is running Myth on an Epia - how is the playback
>> quality on live tv?
>> Any recommendations on Epia model for a new deployment?
>> Well, what do you plan to watch on it? If you're just going to decode
>> MPEG2, something as lowly as an ME6000 would do the job (with xvmc +
>> the onboard MPEG2 decoder), and it's fanless to boot. OTOH, if you
>> plan to watch other material (eg, MPEG4, etc), you'll want something
>> with a bit more heft. If you're happy with fans, I'd probably go for
>> something like the M10000. It's popular, seemingly well supported,
>> and should be able to handle any SD content you'd throw at it.
>> Regardless, other than the more recent boards (like my EN12000EG :( ),
>> the driver support for the EPIAs is pretty solid, so you should be
>> okay, whatever you choose. You can take a look at the wiki on
>> www.openchrome.org <http://www.openchrome.org> to see which video
>> chipsets are currently supported.
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> Do you what support problems I can expect with the CN700 chipset? I am
> planning to buy a EN15000G; to use it as a mythtv backend (no frontend
> really) and as a NAS server. It has on-board Gbit Lan (a must for a NAS
> I think) and the one PCI-slot can be used for the Hauppauge PVR 150 I own.
> From the wiki at www.openchrome.org <http://www.openchrome.org> I
> conclude that the CN700 is well supported (see
> so there's no problem apparently?
> Or is the problem that the chipset itself is crippled (as Paul Bender,
> if I understand him correctly) states?
My statement is based on this thread
The crippled nature relates to hardware acceleration for HDTV playback,
which should not be an issue on a backend only system.
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