[mythtv-users] MythTV on PIII (i815)

Daniel Piccoli piccoli.dan at gmail.com
Fri Sep 15 04:12:40 UTC 2006

Thanks for the info,

also, does anyone have resolution artefacts using the i810 with XV? If I
use pure X11, I don't get these artefacts.

On Thu, 2006-09-14 at 22:56 -0500, Dewey Smolka wrote:
> On 9/14/06, Daniel Piccoli <piccoli.dan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I have installed Myth TV on my PIII 1Ghz machine and SDTV broadcasts
> > work beautifully. [...]
> >
> > The question is, is there any 4x AGP video card that I can use that will
> > enable me to watch HDTV smoothly?
> No. There's no card anywhere that will allow you to watch HD on this processor.
> Note, however, that this machine may be capable of recording HD with
> the help of a hardware-encoding card (pcHDTV) or through firewire --
> only involves dumping MPEG-2 to disc.
> But to decode HDTV, you'll need something in the area of a P4 2.5 GHz
> with an XvMC-capable video card. The cards to look for are nvidia 5x00
> or 6x00 series.
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