[mythtv-users] 1080i HD without XvMC, how much horsepower?

Neil Dunbar neil.dunbar at pobox.com
Wed Oct 4 15:37:28 UTC 2006

Steven Adeff wrote:
> which driver? IIRC, a few releases back this was an known issue that
> was later fixed. I hope it is, the 6150 boards would make great small
> HD capable frontends.
> I never checked to see if moving my frontend from AGP to PCI-E made a
> difference in CPU use, but if it did, it wasn't substantial on my
> 3200+.

nvidia-drivers-1.0.8762-r1 on AMD64 Gentoo. The interesting thing is
that mythfrontend usage is stable, but only X goes bananas
(xorg-server-1.0.2-r7). I did keep the kernel on 2.6.16, since the ivtv
driver was giving me some hanging trouble on 2.6.17. I suppose I could
switch back to try it out.

By and large the 6150 board does the trick. I don't have HDTV, and
except for interlacing artifacts which Onefield largely gets rid of, I
don't have any complaints. Just Bob seems to drive the load so high.



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