[mythtv-users] Deal with non-HD in SD only frontends?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Dec 21 15:33:47 UTC 2009

On 12/21/2009 09:53 AM, Greg Woods wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-12-21 at 09:43 -0500, Josh White wrote:
>> I'm not a coder, and since I was sick of the same problem, I made the
>> only change I could to make it work as I wanted, which was to upgrade
>> all my frontends computers to be capable of displaying HD content,
> I did this as well, and it didn't take that much. All I really needed
> was a VDPAU-capable PCI video card. This allows my little Celeron to
> display HD content letterboxed on my SD secondary TV just fine.

Exactly.  A frontend that can decode the HDTV-size/-bitrate recording in 
real time can decode it and display it at whatever output resolution is 


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