[mythtv-users] MythTV box build story. part I

Richard Krehbiel richard.krehbiel at gmail.com
Tue Sep 12 16:22:30 UTC 2006

I've connected the new computer to the big LCD using DVI, and X detected it
(nVidia 8774) and produced a veeeery nice 1080p display.  I can hook up a
VGA cable and see how that looks, I suppose, but I doubt I'll like it

I do wonder what's better: running the display at 1080i and letting the LCD
panel de-interlace, or using 1080p and having Myth do it.

A question for the developers, maybe: what about having Myth actually change
the video output mode to match the source material (480i, 480p, 720p,
1080i), for those with TVs that already do a nice job of scaling, 3:2
pulldown, deinterlacing, etc?

I haven't loaded MythTV software on the box yet, because (a) now I'm
inclined to wait for .20 to show up on somebody's yum repository, and (b)
there's no internet access in it's final resting place yet.

I don't have Ethernet throughout my house, and I'm averse to crawling (and I
do mean crawling - vaulted ceilings) through prickly blown fiberglass
insulation in the attic to pull such a wire.  I do have a Wifi access
point.  So, I have another piece of hardware on order: a D-Link DWL-G730AP.
It's a $50-ish portable multifunction device that can bridge Wifi (as a
client) to Ethernet.  (Wifi on Fedora 5 is apparently a jungle - this will
greatly simplify things.)

On 9/12/06, Alex Brekken <brekkal at gmail.com> wrote:
> Keep us posted, I'm about to build a frontend using the same hardware.  If
> you have the time/inclination, I'd be curious to hear how running the TV
> using VGA compares to DVI...
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