[mythtv] Hardware requirements confusion

Robert Middleswarth robert at middleswarth.net
Tue Feb 4 14:10:26 EST 2003

The C3 has really bad floating point which makes the diffenece here.  I 
have read somewhere that some benchmarks put the C3 at around a Pent. 
166 in Floating point.  Someone on the list apears to have been able to 
make one of those C3 it into a front end but it took alot of time and 
work to get the drivers setup and working right.  According to the list 
someone is able to make a k6-2 450 work under 352x240 if I am rembering 
right.  Some something like a PII/athlon 800 would be fine as a player 
or encoder and would most likely work for 352x240 for playing and 
recording at the same time aka Live TV..

Robert Middleswarth
robert at middleswarth.net
Michael Stearne wrote:

>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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