[mythtv-users] MythTV with Pentium II 350 MHz?
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
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
Not true, if you're using a hardware capture card.
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