[mythtv-users] HDMI audio mute/unmute problem

Kirk Bocek t004 at kbocek.com
Tue Oct 14 20:01:42 UTC 2008

JP Fournier wrote:
>> JP,
>> I can't address your sound issue, but how is this motherboard working
> for you
>> otherwise? Are you able to achieve stable 1080p playback on it?
> I'm not quite there yet.  I've stuck an AMD X2 5200 in this MB with the
> hope that it can display 1080i AVCHD from my camcorder.  My initial
> tests with mplayer svn resulted in stuttering, but CPU usage was "OK" at
> 65% or so.  Also it seems only one core was loaded, so I have more
> playing to do.
> I'm using the catalyst 8.47.3 drivers, and I found them very finicky. 
> For this build I'm using mythbuntu, and as an old slackware user, I'm
> used to edtting things by hand and compiling from source.  Slackware
> thinking + mythbuntu =   the need for a re-install.
> Overall I'm pleased with the MB so far.  Note though that with a
> standard CPU + heatsink, this mini-itx board won't fit into many
> mini-itx cases.  (I think this not the case manufacturer's fault.  I
> think std heatsinks + fans result in a profile that exceeds the nomal
> mini-itx profile).  Note also that most mini-itx cases don't expect the
> heat associated with a regular CPU.  Even though this is only a 65W CPU,
> I needed to add fans to my case.
> I'm using HDMI to output to an 47LG70.  The TV reports 1080i or 1080p
> signal (as I expect it), but I have significant underscanning (ie border
> ) around the edges.  X is telling me the res is 1920x1080, so I'm  a bit
> confused, but I haven't looked into this much yet.

Thanks for the reply, JP. For *years*, I have looked longingly at the various
on-board video solutions out there and there is *always* some problem with them.

The x4500HD on Intel's G45 look really promising. But I see postings with lots
of problems running it under Linux.

<sigh> I just want a tiny little frontend-only box that'll display 1080p content.

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