Am 03.11.2010 10:06, schrieb Theunis Potgieter: > I'm considering to upgrade my current p3 system to a hdmi/optical > SPDIF and enough expansion slots to fill in dvb-s devices.
> The unkown factor for me is, should I > consider a motherboard where the Core i3 (System on Chip) has got a > built in hdmi interface? Or would I be better off with nvidia's vdpau, > of consider to go ati/amd and what power usage are we looking at? > Should I then rely on vaapi support again? The alternatives for HD output are still not very satisfying. The best - and most common - chances currently are NVidia / vdpau, though you're stuck on a heavyweight graphics card solution based on closed source drivers. Plus, NVidia is starting to fade away for onboard graphics, limiting the future to separate graphics cards. Intel graphis and vaapi (Core i3 or GMA X4500HD) is looking very promising, however its currently more of a proof-of-concept. I think the best implementation is currenly as mplayer frontend. AMD also supports vaapi, but progress is very slow, and its still very buggy. Also, its limited to closed source drivers. Hardware decoder cards exist, but have their own issues. Extension HD works, but seems already to be a dying solution. The Broadcom Crystal decoder works, but has no own output and no de-interlacer. The Technotrend 6400 FF HD card would be a nice simply-works solution, but is fighting delays over delays. (Current release plan is Feb 2011, further delays would surprise no one any more) I am facing the same problem, and decided not to rush anything, esp. since I still don't have an HD capable TV anyway. Cheers, Udo _______________________________________________ vdr mailing list email@example.com http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr