[mythtv-users] MythTV with Pentium II 350 MHz?

Robert Kulagowski bob at smalltime.com
Sat Aug 21 15:26:55 EDT 2004

> I have a retired Pentium II 350 system - would it be
> powerful enough to run a MythTV setup (using a PVR
> 250/350)?

It's certainly powerful enough to act as a backend.  You may run into 
problems if you want it to be a frontend and you get a PVR250.  Check 
the HOWTO; there are certain microcode instructions you're going to need 
in order to get deinterlacing support, and a PII/350 may not have them.

Now, if you get a PVR-350, which will do all the video decoding for you 
a PII/350 will be fine.

A PIII/733 is plenty fast enough to be a front and backend.

> From what I've gathered, an Athlon 2000+
> seems to be about the least powerful system that works
> well.

Not true, if you're using a hardware capture card.

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