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Wow, hd only using about 50% cpu now

I was doing some reading on xorg.conf files and I think I may have a winner now. I was amazed at what one line can do.

Option “UseEvents” “True”

That one line made cpu usage go from almost 100% on an athlon 64 3500 down to around 50% usage.

Here is what my Device and Monitor sections look like.
Section “Device”
Identifier “Videocard0”
Driver “nvidia”
VendorName “Videocard vendor”
BoardName “nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0163”
Option “Coolbits” “1”
Option “UseEvents” “true”
Option “NoLogo” “1”

# Panasonic PT-AE900U Projector
Section “Monitor”
Identifier “Panasonic PT-AE900U”
Option “DPMS”
HorizSync 30-70
VertRefresh 50-87
ModeLine “1280×720” 74.52 1280 1312 1368 1676 720 724 730 750
+hsync +vsync

Also I enable deinterlacing with the following settings:

Go into Setup -> TV Settings -> Playback. Set the prefered decoder to libmpeg2, the deinterlace option should be set to One Field.

And as a extra, I also added this line to my xorg.conf file on my amd athlon 1700xp and I can now watch hd material on this box. Once I get more memory for it I think that will be a great box to put up in the bedroom to replace the replaytv up there. Just have to get a new box going for the frontend for the projector. Then I will have a dedicated server/backend and two frontend/slave backends. I think that will be a perfect setup. Currently watching House on fox and it is a perfect picture and I have about 40% cpu idle still.

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