[vdr] A new generation of DVB devices

Luca Olivetti luca at ventoso.org
Wed Oct 12 19:20:39 CEST 2005

En/na Morfsta ha escrit:

> At the moment I am experimenting with HDTV on my Pioneer PDP435XDE. I can
> receive all the test broadcasts via Astra(s) and Hotbird. I use vdr-xine
> on an Athlon 3000+ (2.3Ghz), 512Mb RAM, Skystar2 and a Nvidia MX440 using
> X11 at 720p. The picture is perfect and perfectly smooth. Unfortunately I 
> cannot receive the DVB-S2 MPEG4 broadcast of the SKY UK HD demo at 28.2 
> degrees East.

how much cpu is used with this setup?

> However, I still revert back to my trusty Technotrend FF DVB-S with CA for
> normal TV viewing - it is still much better than doing things via X11,
> which just doesn't seem right!!

well, that's due to the lack of proper drivers for fb, isn't it?
and what's the problem of using x anyway? I'm not using it myself and I
understand that's cumbersome, but once setup properly it should just work.

> it would be such a neat solution to
> replace this with your "dream card" so that I may once again receive 
> everything without swapping over to view the beauty of HDTV (great for 
> demos to family and friends though!)

provided the "dream card" has proper drivers to work under Linux......


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