[mythtv-users] vdpau worth it for hdtv?
jedi at mishnet.org
Fri Nov 13 19:09:38 UTC 2009
On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 06:56:13PM +0000, Greg Cope wrote:
> 2009/11/13 Andre Newman <mythtv-list at dinkum.org.uk>:
> > On 13 Nov 2009, at 18:25, Greg Cope wrote:
> >> On 13 Nov 2009, at 17:19, Andre Newman <mythtv-list at dinkum.org.uk> wrote:
> >>> IMHO the ION is not doing VDPAU & MythTV any favours as it's not powerful enough to make MythTV HDTV look as it should, maybe I should duck at this point..... ;-)
> >>> Andre
> >> Maybe. Why?
> > Lots of people on here seem to think it's the ultimate in HDTV hardware judging by the posts I've read, I would have bought one if a friend hadn't got one first and wanted me to help him set it up.
...perhaps when everything was a little more raw, things might have been
buggier or more difficult to deal with. These days it is easy peasy and it
seems more than adequate visually. Perhaps more detailed complaints are in
My install experiences with ION boxes have been like Greg's.
> My experience of the Ion, in my case a dual Core Acer Revo R3610 has
> been good so far;
> 1. Install Muthbuntu
> 2. Enable avenard repo
> 3. Install avenard VDPAU stuff
> 4. Enable VDPAU Normal as playback profile
> 5. Watch recordings with the CPU bearly doing anything (GPU was busy
> from the warmth from the fan)
> Ion, is great, as long as you do not want a heavy weight CPU. Also
> great for the electric bill.
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