[mythtv-users] Think my current myth box can support HD?
dave at cpfc.org
Mon Mar 19 21:16:09 UTC 2007
> My current 32 inch old TV is on its way out. I have mixed feelings
> about this. On the one hand I'm excited about purchasing a TV not made
> in the last century. On the other hand, it may mean giving up my analog
> cable, dual pvr 150 tuners which myth tunes directly, etc.
> My first concern is, will the box handling my mythtv duties be up for
> the challenge? I have no problem upgrading some parts (storage, memory,
> video card, etc), but I'd like to avoid a complete replacement.
> I'm seeking honest opinions... thanks...
> Here are my box particulars:
> Model: GeForce4 MX 4000
> IRQ: 10
> Video BIOS: 04.18.20.46.00
> Card Type: AGP
> MemTotal: 775504 kB
> processor : 0
> vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
> cpu family : 15
> model : 28
> model name : AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3100+
I have a similar(ish) setup - Mx4000 - XP3000 - GIGF of ram and I can't
play HD TV back properly - jerky playback and 0 idle CPU.
I am using the Nvidia binary Drivers and xvmc
I haven't twekaed the settings at all though.
I guess a decent AGP card is required at least
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