[vdr] HDTV w/ FF card

jori.hamalainen at teliasonera.com jori.hamalainen at teliasonera.com
Mon Apr 25 12:44:38 CEST 2005

> > is quite usable. Output is VGA (not DVI), but composite/s-video output 
> > is crap (but who cares, if the goal is HDTV). Certainly does not 
> > handle HDTV, but the newer could do that.
> Let's hope that David Airlie manages to get around 
> implementing open source XvMC support for radeons. That would 
> bring cpu usage for hdtv playback down a bit.

Actually my opinion about XvMC is that you don't want to use that on
1080i HDTV signal. This is because XvMC doesn't support deinterlacing
and you want deinterlaced signal, or you have combing in your picture.
I've tested this with Euro1080, Nvidia XvMC, DVI-out and Sony projector
on progressive frame format. Maybe Sony's deinterlacer could improve the
picture but due Nvidia driver timing problem I cannot confirm this.

This because XvMC 'captures' MPEG data before it can be deinterlaced
by host CPU. And I am not aware of HW/GPU deinterlacers other than
Nvidia 6600/6800 with purevideo, but purevideo support is Windows only

Best regards, Jori

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