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

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Mon Dec 21 16:42:14 UTC 2009

Michael T. Dean wrote:
> 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 
> desired.
OK. I think I understand what you're saying, now. It just wasn't that obvious 
from your original reply to the OP what you were getting at.


Mike Perkins

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