[mythtv-users] Time to take the next step...

Yeechang Lee ylee at pobox.com
Mon Nov 17 19:28:13 UTC 2008

Jonny B <jon.the.wise.gdrive at gmail.com> says:
> This is incorrect. I am doing it just fine (uncompressed ATSC
> recordings from all major networks) with a 2.8ghz P4 and a GeForce
> 4400MX.

Yes, but you yourself recommend using more horsepower than that given
the troubles you had in achieving this. I certainly wouldn't recommend
a Pentium 4 3.0GHz to anyone starting out today unless absolutely
strapped for cash, both for the desirability for a beginner of a
larger margin of error from more horsepower and because the future is
playback of HD-PVR recordings. (The new Nvidia announcement might very
well totally change this, of course.)

> > More or less broken for most people with high-definition
> > recordings.
> As I understand it, works fine with all but newer nvidia cards.
> Different driver versions support it better than others as well.

Beyond the removal of XvMC hardware support in 8 series cards and up,
HD-resolution XvMC is broken for most people on older cards,
too. There's a reason why the mythfrontend configuration setting for
XvMC says what it does.

Frontend:		P4 3.0GHz, 1.5TB software RAID 5 array
Backend:		Quad-core Xeon 1.6GHz, 6.6TB sw RAID 6
Video inputs:		Four high-definition over FireWire/OTA
Accessories:		47" 1080p LCD, 5.1 digital, and MX-600

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