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Users / Re: Straight answers about digital cable
« on: January 06, 2009, 12:10:59 pm »
In Denmark, the signal changes on 31. of October.
Moste danish cable providers (all?) continue to supply analog signals.

You can get a DVB-C cards with CAM-card interface. You only need a set top box for cable provider specific services as ppw and on-demand.

I'm not sure here, but I think that the difference between analog and digital is that you get everything on digital, but can only access the channels that your CAM module supports (much like satellite reception). The analog cable is restricted before the signal enters your home, thus there is no need for further limitations, but if the signal carries all channels your provider will certainly make sure that you don't receive anything you haven't paid for. As for clear QAM, I'm still not sure that you will be able to receive without a CAM module, but I have no way of testing as I haven't gone digital myself yet. My service provider (YouSee) at least makes a big deal out of telling that a digital subscription is only good for one TV or set top box.

Users / Re: Why is my VGA signal better than hdmi?
« on: July 22, 2008, 01:32:29 pm »
From a purely AV point of view, it sound like a pixelmapping issue (imagine a picture with 1919x1079 stretched on a 1080p screen).
HDMI/DVI-D signals do not degrade, they simply stop working.

Try fiddling with the settings on the TV (turn up the sharpness) and se what you get.

From a LinuxMCE point off view, I am shoeless, but perhaps someone can help based on the above suggestions.

Users / Re: Q: LinuxMCE on EM64T? (Core2 E6600) and then some
« on: July 07, 2008, 10:01:34 am »
thx williammanda, that's good to know. I was a bit worried that the image specificity said AMD64.

Do you also know if I should expect any problems with RAID, Sound, Touchscreen, Ir or Cardreader that would not also be a problem on a x86 install?

Users / Q: LinuxMCE on EM64T? (Core2 E6600) and then some
« on: July 04, 2008, 02:31:23 pm »
Hello fellow geeks.

I'm currently planning a new LinuxMCE env based on following HW.
E6600 Core2
Intel Entry Server S3000 mobo
Promise Supertrak EX12350
Origen AE S21T case w/ touchscreen, Ir and cardreader
4gig ECC + Hauppauge PVR (supported) + Hercules DJ USB soundcard/mixer (don't expect it to be supported)

My first and foremost question is; is it possible for me to run the 64-bit version and is that even recommended with the specs above?

I am also considering running KQEMU or Virtualbox with a WinXP guest - Primarily to utilize the drivers and apps related to the Hercules DJ console. Since even IF (and I do have my doubts) I get just the soundcard part of it working, there are just so many apps and features available up front on Windows and since both QEMU and VirtualBox can (AFAIK) map the connected USB-device directly to the guest OS.

How would a LinuxMCE installation react to the presents of a virtuallization system?

Additional question's:
  • Any HW considerations I should be aware of? (eg. RAID controller drivers/performance issue or motherboard/touchscreen/Ir/cardreader compatibility)
  • Any SW considerations - Regarding running 64-bit version of Kubuntu/LinuxMCE (does all 32bit apps still run as expected?)
  • How much functionality should I expect to be available from the Hercules DJ console (soundcard analog/digital, ASIO (don't know if thats just for Windows), hardbuttons/jogwheel and are there any applications out there that I should expect to support the DJ console (wondering about eg. Mixxx)?)
  • Any other comments?

I have tried to searching, but if I have missed obvious answers or information, please provide link, no further comments are required (but of cause welcome).

Thanks for your time. I really appreciate it

Users / Re: HW req for OpenGL with overlay (medium)?
« on: September 26, 2007, 01:13:07 pm »
Thanks for the pointers

Users / Re: HW req for OpenGL with overlay (medium)?
« on: September 26, 2007, 11:54:21 am »
Did you do any driver fiddling or just use the std?

I'm considering trying out the proprietary ATI/Linux or at least trying some alternatives.

Also considering dropping the Quick install to ensure GFX compatibility before i try to run on LMCE, don't know if that'll make any kinda difference.

Users / Re: HW req for OpenGL with overlay (medium)?
« on: September 26, 2007, 09:56:14 am »
Not excactly the 9800, but that is as close as I can come to helping, sorry.

Thanks that helped (got some search options and found a bunch of other threads that i for some reason didn't find before ?!?).

Looks like your should consider you self lucky if you get passed "low" setting with a ATI, but it is possible for some.

Damn, looks like I'll have to get a nVidia 6xxx, thou I'm still open for suggestions if anyone have any thoughts.

Users / Re: HW req for OpenGL with overlay (medium)?
« on: September 26, 2007, 09:25:09 am »
OK? I thought that it was only Alpha blend that ATI has issues with??

Are you sure that even overlay is impossible with ATI? I can find any docu to back it.

Users / HW req for OpenGL with overlay (medium)?
« on: September 25, 2007, 04:50:44 pm »
I'm trying to get OpenGL with overlay (medium) to work with my RadeOn 9800XT.

I know its not nVidia and its fairly old, but it's also a reasonably fast GFX compared to age and presumed requirements for running OpenGL with overlay.

What is the specific req's for running OpenGL with overlay?
Can the 9800TX chip do that (why not?)?
And if so, what am I doing wrong.

Using DVD quickinstall of 0704, got static images working, but OpenGL just give errors when i try to start the MS.

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