[mythtv-users] OT: Hardware decoders (was Re: completely new and have questions before I buy hardware)

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Mon Sep 8 22:51:01 UTC 2008

On Sep 8, 2008, at 3:46 PM, Nick Morrott wrote:

> On 08/09/2008, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
>> The main point of my post, though, was that the PVR-350's hardware  
>> decoder is a waste, and I firmly stand by that assertion.
> Back in 2004/05 when my PVR-350 was the only straightforward way to
> connect my Asus Pundit-R machine to my CRT TV (the ATI fglrx driver
> had broken PAL TV-Out) it was worth every penny of the premium over
> the then-current PVR-250, even if it didn't support OpenGL or Xv. Now
> I use it as a regular MPEG-2 capture card, but, for me at least, it
> served - and serves - a useful purpose. The picture quality was pretty
> amazing too - easily beating regular TV-Out over composite/S-Video.

On Sep 8, 2008, at 3:46 PM, Nick Morrott wrote

Enough said. ;)

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