[linux-dvb] Best platform for media??
linuxtv at nzbaxters.com
Sat Feb 26 17:40:06 CET 2005
Thanks, so much!
I'll be re-using my budget Hauppauge Nova-T. Am quite pleased with the
multi-channel recording under VDR. To date I've been doing all the testing
and learning on a P2 400 Dell2400 - but it's now beginning to slow me down
> Not sure if nForce is good for linux (some problems with NF2 and NF3 - not
> sure if they have been fixed by now).
so either SIS or Via chipsets are fine then?
What about things like 'hyper threading' ? I gather support for this will
probably add complication and not worth the effort?
> Depending on other requirements but if you need it for DVDs and DVB then
> look for S/PDIF output. Full featured DVB cards tend to have S/PDIF output
> as well so soundcard may not be even needed.
What kind of connector is on S/PDIF?
>> I want a card, preferably with composite output.
> Not sure but if there's TV-out in the graphic card then there is always
> composite output. This provides the poorest image.
> Minimum for analogue video-output is s-video, IMO. Better is to have RGB
RGB=scart type output?
>> What's uATX?
> Motherboard form, very small. If you wan't to build small HTPC type
> computer then this is good solution. Expansion slots are minimal - AGP is
> often missing, PCI ports are limited to 1 or 2 and a lot of peripherials
> are integrated.
So integral video out on the motherboard?
>> Best to get 8x?
> Will not provide any advantages for video viewing purposes. This comes
> handy when using a lot of textures for 3D graphics.
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