Originally Posted by quantumstate
Have these been in the last two months or so? Because v13.1 is out and it's supposed to be a revolution.
Second, most people don't know that you have to do things in MythTV to make hardware accel work
, in addition to the driver install, and I doubt they get that info on the listserv. Hell, maybe I'm the only one who knows...
Why should they have to? Install the Nvidia drivers and you are done, its very easy and Mythbuntu will pratically do it for you automatically. No research project, dealing with endless driver releases, reading forums, etc just to to get it to possibly work. You even admit this yourself. "And it would take research but I'll bet that XBMC has VAAPI too."
You make the claim
HSA/Fusion is every bit as good as VDPaU
Except they are not. AMD has consistently given Linux the cold shoulder, and getting it to work on Linux can be painful, difficult, and outright impossible to do. In contrast Nvidia just works, and works well, and you don't have to be a computer scientist to have it do so. This is because Nvidia has been extremely good about giving Linux parity with Windows with its drivers. Being told "you just don't know how to do it right" is proof enough of this.
ANYONE spending good money on hardware deserves to know this difference and then they can judge whether they want to tackle it or not. I'm willing to bet that most people don't want to go there because all they want to do is watch TV.