[mythtv-users] New frontend... Atom?

JEDIDIAH jedi at mishnet.org
Mon Nov 9 18:06:19 UTC 2009

On Mon, Nov 09, 2009 at 06:31:53AM -0500, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-11-09 at 06:47 +0000, Nicolas Will wrote: 
> > We
> > spend quite a lot to get our systems built (even if we try to go the
> > cheap way initially, we always manage to spend quite a lot, mostly
> > because we went cheap at the start), and the VDPAU capability really is
> > a drop in the ocean.
> It's not when you can't buy video cards for the hardware you already
> have (PCI/AGP).  And then you can't buy a motherboard that will work
> with the existing CPU you have to get the PCI-E, so you have to buy a
> new motherboard and new CPU and that memory you have won't work with the
> new motherboard either, so by the time you are done just trying to get a
> VDPAU video card, you've bought a whole new computer.  Again.
> > It is a very small investment (money and time to
> > make it work, it is plug and play) for a massive return.
> Not at all small, unfortunately.
> /me hates the computer hardware game, with their continuous, built-in
> obsolescence games.

...this is much more of a TV thing.

They decided to make everyone's old TV equipment obsolete. The main 
driver of getting something like an ION box is the fact that high 
resolution h264 video doesn't decode well (if at all) on something 
like an nv7000 based box.

Hopefully there won't be another "TV upgrade" soon.

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