[mythtv-users] ION "LE" suitable for VDPAU ?

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 00:27:33 UTC 2009

On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 10:11 AM, Richard Morton
<richard.e.morton at gmail.com> wrote:
> No, not if you only need to run Linux. I'm running my backend under Xen
> with a Nova-T 500 pci card with no problems. While my CPU supports hw
> virt, I'm not using it since it has higher overhead and, coincidentally,
> doesn't support pci passthrough (or at least it didn't in Xen 3.0)
> Intersting; however; as you are using a Nova-T500 board I would have thought
> that you wouldn't need PCI passthrough. One of the strange things about the
> NovaT500 that I heard was that the board used a standard chip (conexant I
> seem to recall), but this chip is a USB chip, so they built the board with a
> PCI to USB host controller chip (Via on most versions, but not all).
> So couldnt you use USB passthrough to hook into the tuners without PCI
> passthoug??
> sorry, just a thought I've not tried it!

Only with a soldering iron I imagine!

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