[vdr] New VDR hardware

Torgeir Veimo torgeir at pobox.com
Sat Dec 30 16:03:23 CET 2006

On 30 Dec 2006, at 08:36, Richard Scobie wrote:

> If someone is able to produce a Linux driver for the hardware  
> decoder on this board, the latest VIA Epia EX looks like the vdr  
> setup for the future.
> http://techreport.com/onearticle.x/11511
> Hardware accelerated MPEG2, MPEG4 and WMV9, 720p and 1080i output  
> via DVI, S-Video composite and component and 13.5W of power.

For 1080i output it's important that the chipset can properly  
deinterlace if outputting 1080p or 720p. Via's earlier solutions  
(CL266, CN400, maybe also the CN700) has been resolution limited to  
1024x1024 (when doing XvMC decoding) as well, which made them  
unsuitable for use with HDTV material. ATIs and NVIDIAs latest  
chipset can do adaptive deinterlacing (simple BOB or WEAVE doesn't  
suffice), and has a much higher resolution available for HDTV  
decoding and scaling when doing XvMC decoding.

Torgeir Veimo
torgeir at pobox.com

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