azawacki wrote:Success at last!
Whats the video quality like? From what I hear, the tearing issue should be fixed now.
For the most part, it is pretty good. It looks like there are still issues either with my set up / configuration, or with the intel driver. Playing back recordings from a PVR-150 results in a load average of ~1.0 where X is using 45% of the cpu, mythfrontend is using 45% of the cpu, and the rest is used up by other stuff... So the load average floats between .95 - 1.1. There may be some settings that I need to play with in mythtv or in the xorg.conf (I have one as my Mitsubishi tv doesn't work out of the box without corrected modelines) to get better cpu utilization.
For the most part, this is ok. Once in 15 minutes, the audio cuts out for .5 - 1 second but stays in sync. (After just finishing watching the last hour of a movie, it probably happened 3-4 times. This didn't happen previously with analog out, so it is something related to the hdmi audio.
As far as overall video quality, it would rate it about an 80 out of 100 at the moment. This machine currently dual boots between minimyth with hdmi audio working, and fedora 9 with analog audio. I initially tested vista breifly when I first set the computer up. At this time, video quality is this:
#1 -- Vista, by far, it took standard DVDs and really made the display shine.
#2 -- Fedora, this is probably at 90 out of 100. It's using an older video driver, which was more stable, but the rest of the system is fairly hacked together, as out of the box, Fedora 9 didn't support most of the features of the motherboard. The ethernet module was hand compiled for the kernel just to get updates working...
#3 -- Minimyth, the audio droppouts are annoying, and I do see some slight stutter in the video occasionally, the fact that the audio works seemlessly means one less remote.
After running into initial issues setting up this system, I had expected 6 months for things to stablize. It's been nearly 9 months now, and we're not quite there. We're leaps and bounds ahead of where we were though. I'm still leaning towards another 6 months to make things solid.