I just know today that there are options with a TV tuner and UHF antennas which enable me viewing FreeView HD on my PC, and are pretty exciting about it. But with my currently five years plus old PC, is it a good idea to rush out tomorrow to buy tuner and antenna?
I know there are list of compatible videocards lists in the forums, but I don't mind have a high CPU usage with soft encoding and as my PC can play back h.264 encoded video (backups of DVDs made by myself with 712*480) with CPU usage under 30%. I don't see why my system couldn't handle HD contents from FreeView using same encoding, or did I missed something ?
My system is a AMD Althon XP 2500+ with 1G Ram and ATI Radeon X800 GTO AGP and I am using mostly Linux, but with dual boot with Windows XP pro.
Many thanks in advance.