[mythtv-users] Record sound using a BT848 card

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Wed Nov 28 01:13:42 UTC 2012

On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 1:54 PM, jedi <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 01:30:54PM -0600, Joe Henley wrote:
> > >The older TV can display the higher res recordings. You just need
> > >a sufficiently powerful frontend to handle the decoding. Any cheap ION
> > >box is more than adequate for this.
> > Really?  The FE in question has a 2.4 GHz P4.  If I feed HD thru to
> > the TV, it displays garbage.  Jumpy, torn, scrolling garbage image;
> > sound is similar.  Do you know of a way to feed HD to a std def TV
> > successfully?
>     Use a faster CPU or a better video card.
>     Decoding is the really hard part.
> [deletia]
>     Someone else suggested an nv8400 these are cheap and adequate to
> the purpose. My first VDPAU card was an nv8400. My current Myth boxes
> run a variety of GPUs including nv9400, nv218 & nv430. These all handle
> BluRays and HD-PVR recordings quite well.

The difficulty is possibly in finding a card that will interface with a non
VGA/DVI/HDMI television. That's why I suggested an 8400, I am pretty sure
that many of them have at least a s-video, which is easily converted to
composite, which is pretty universal.

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