[mythtv] Shuttle kit for $300

Ray mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Wed, 18 Dec 2002 17:35:07 -0700

On Wed, Dec 18, 2002 at 02:22:49PM -0600, Robert Kulagowski wrote:
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> > http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Category/category_tlc.
> > asp?Id=31
> > 
> > It's a Shuttle SS50 with a 1.8 GHz Celeron and 128 MB of DDR memory
> > for $300.  (I have no connection to Tiger other than as a satisfied
> > customer.)
> OK, I was just going to post an email that said "Watch out for the
> Celeron because of deinterlace", but after looking something up I see
> that "Celeron II"'s (using the Coppermine PIII core/ 0.18um process)
> at 566Mhz+ now have SSE, which should make it ok for deinterlace.

There are at least 2 more Celerons out there.  The Tutilane (sp) based
Celerons and the current P4 based Celerons which is what this is.

> I see that the SS50 has two PCI slots.  I suppose with a fast enough
> Celeron you can put in two capture cards and still have a fairly
> small box.

I have some doubts about these Celerons being fast enough to handle 2
streams at once but I could be wrong.  I think a P4 1.6a or 1.7a would cost
about the same and perform better.