[mythtv] New user

Allen T. Gilliland IV mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Wed, 20 Nov 2002 18:50:57 -0800 (PST)

To be honest ... I would recommend a p4 if you are
going from scratch.  I have an athalon 1200 and
heating is a serious problem.  My p4 2400 never breaks
45C, and i don't think there is that big of a price
difference if you adjust the amd chips to their
respective pentium competitors.  I believe an athalon
1800 would net you around an p4 1600 or 1700.  In my
opinion, get something good that can do great
resolution with as little problems as possible.  From
what I gather from other ppls experiences, this will
take a 2000+ machine.

My experience is that p4 2400Mhz machine will get you
what you want.  You could probably get away with
something a little less though.

Anyway ... my opinion.

--- Wes Biggs <wes@cacas.org> wrote:
> So I'm going to take the plunge and build a MythTV
> box for a Christmas 
> project, er, present, and given that the only spare
> hardware I've got 
> lying around was bought sometime in the last
> millenium, I'm planning to 
> go to the local computer fair and get a new rig.  My
> plan is your 
> typical "media center" machine, headless except for
> the TV out, with one 
> or two big fat hard drives for TV and music.
> It sounds like many posters here have had good luck
> with Athlon 1800s so 
> I may go that route.  Anyone have any preferences
> they'd like to share 
> for MoBos?
> Also, is the Hauppage WinTV the best value card out
> there, or is there 
> something else from ATI that's good?
> Apologies for the newbie questions, but consider
> mine a mind to be molded.
> And, out of curiosity, what's the highest quality
> setting (resolution) 
> that MythTV will try to record at?
> I'm totally blown away by the screenshots... props
> to Isaac and everyone 
> else who has worked on this thing.
> Wes
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