[mythtv-users] Lots of confusion as to which card(s) to buy for vdpau

Jean-Yves Avenard jyavenard at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 11:01:39 UTC 2009


2009/2/5 Bill Williamson <bill at bbqninja.com>:
> I'm all AMD, as I want cool-n-quiet.  I may have to change that, but that's

I'm not sure that this is still the case...
Intel C2D in 45nm are known to use much less power than their AMD counterparts.

AMD used to consume less power, but that was a while ago..

Things have definitely changed since.

There are 8300/8400 based AMD motherboards ... Though obviously as AMD
has swallowed ATI ; they are pushing for an ATI integrated chipset and
nvidia latest chipset not surprisingly is for intel only

> a complete rebuild  of all of my frontends.  What would I need in socket AM2
> to do it?

AM2 is just the socket used by the processor ; you don't have to...

> I have the 512mb "ASUS EN8400GS", not just any "8400gs".  Would it be a good
> bet that it's the same exact one you have?

could be ; is it recent ?

> I was talking HD.  SD I'm currently using YADIF 2x, and would likely move
> to  Advanced2X with VDAPU.
> For PROGRESSIVE video does "onefield" lose half the resoolution?  if so,
> why?  That doesn't seem to make any sense.   I understand that it will for
> interlaced.  I could run BOB2x, but it seems silly to do so when the video
> is already the perfect framerate, and only needs to be scaled DOWN (I run
> 720p for projector and 1360x768 for LCD tv).

It all depends on how well it detects a signal to be interlaced or not
.. I have no idea..

You'll have to try I guess.


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