[mythtv-users] The $99 frontend is here. Is this too good to be true?

Philip Nourse pjn at pobox.com
Thu Jul 2 14:33:40 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2 Jul 2009 07:43:24 -0500, Nick F <nikos.f at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 11:23 PM, Jarod Wilson<jarod at wilsonet.com> wrote:
>> Moral of the story: VDPAU still development code, and not a magic
>> bullet (yet). Don't expect miracles. Play with fire, get burned. Etc.
>> /me really needs to replace his D945GCLF2 w/an Atom 330 Ion or
>> something and find out what he's really missing...
> No need to throw out the D945GCLF2 Atom board just yet.  I added a
> Sparkle 8400GS PCI card to mine, and now it plays back with all the
> VDPAU goodness I could expect.  I also have an ION board in another
> frontend, and there's not a lot of difference between the two
> machines.  Both handle Bluray playback just fine, and 1080i looks
> good.  So - a $40 upgrade will get you almost all of the way.  As an
> aside, using JY's (unofficial, unsupported, caveat emptor, caveat
> mythtor) fixes backport things have been surprisingly stable for me -
> DVD playback included.
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814187041

Am I missing something?  How are you playing back blu-ray on a myth box?  I
thought you couldn't play back blue-ray in linux.

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