[mythtv-users] Running Game Console and Need Help

Carl Fongheiser carlfongheiser at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 16:07:20 UTC 2007

On 4/4/07, Rich West <Rich.West at wesmo.com> wrote:
> I'm assuming your TV doesn't have additional inputs... Rather than
> buying a cheap framegrabber card, just buy an even cheaper A/B switch
> box.  The minor inconvenience it may cause to have you perform the
> manual step of flipping the switch when you want to use the PS2 is well
> worth the overall gaming experience.

The OP said he doesn't have a TV.

By design, frame grabber cards, regardless of what brand, always add a
> bit of a delay.  Some more than others, but it is still a delay.  A
> PVR-150's delay is pretty hefty.

A BT848/878-style frame grabber adds virtually no delay at all.  It's the
software that adds the delay.  Depending on how you use xawtv (as an
example), you can make that delay pretty much undetectable.

Carl Fongheiser
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