Originally Posted by westis
So the mpeg-2-card RealMagic Xcard that we have now may then be a "specialist card for what you want to do. I.e. geared towards using a PC for broadcast-quality TV output." ?
Is there such a card that is Linux compatible? I don't think that the Xcard is...
Take a look in here: http://dxr3.sourceforge.net/about.html
That solution is the most commonly used one with self-made Linux HTPCs with old hardware and the cards themselves cost about 10 euros when bought second-hand.