[mythtv] Hardware requirements confusion

Michael Stearne mythtv_list at entermix.com
Tue Feb 4 13:36:29 EST 2003

My thoughts exactly.  These are 800Mhz machines, I could do what is
necessary with a 400Mhz PowerPC G3 for years, a 800Mhz x86 (even from a 
shitty maker) should be able to do this.  Have people tried this configs
or are they just assuming based on specs?  (BTW, Thanks all who replied
to my Walmart PC post).

Micah, what is that auction number?  I will take the chance.


On Tue, 2003-02-04 at 13:19, Micah Morton wrote:
> A while back I bookmarked a site that somebody linked on here.  A site
> with a hardware database of mythtv/freevo users. Most of the systems were
> under 1ghz and a LOT of them were 450's and around there.. A while back
> somebody said that the EPIA 933mhz M9000 motherboard would be
> insufficient.. but how is a 450 sufficient and a 933 not?  I know the C3
> is a lesser processor by far, but it does have kernel support and can't be
> THAT much slower to where a 933 is slower than a PII 450.  There are a LOT
> of under 1ghz machines out there for cheap! (800mhz would be ideal for
> cost) and it would be nice to be able to use a 800mhz box.
> For example. In my lab here at Intel, an engineer brought in a Compaq
> Deskpro EN for testing. Its small, vcr-sized case would make a perfect
> candidate for this project. This one runs around 550mhz, however some of
> them are 800mhz (and a 1ghz model for a lot more money).. On ebay, I've
> seen the 800mhz model as low as 120bucks with only several hours
> remaining.  These boxes would make nice set-top boxes.. I'm just concerned
> about performance.
> Thanks in advance for any information!
> --Micah Morton
> --Linux Network Test Engineer
> --Intel Corp
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