What card should I use to handle sdtv and hdtv without cpu help?
Goal: build a mythtv box as cheap as possible - out of trash if I can.
Idea: Wyse 9450XE - diskless, fanless, about 30 bucks. Get Knoppmyth onto the flash memory somehow.
Issue: How to display video. I want to use a cpu that is too slow to handle video.
Idea: Use the 1 PCI slot and put in a card that can output s-video to my SDTV.
Questions: What's the cheapest piece of near-junk that i can use? Do I need hardware acceleration? What are the features or specifications that I need to do this? Clock speed? Bandwidth? Other features?
It would also be nice to know this for HDTV for the future. Thanks!