[mythtv-users] Frontend vs. backend: Which one needs to be faster?

Steve Hayles (diverse) steve at diverseyachts.com
Wed Dec 1 23:09:13 UTC 2004

I think I am right in saying that the PVR350 has both an encoding and
decoding chip so which are support in Mythtv.  If I a right then your CPU
requirements for recording one prgram and watching another should be very

I have a DVB card running on EPIA board (different setup but broadly
equivalent with decoding and encoding both done in hardware) and even with a
1GHZ processor I can simultaneously record and watch another program using
about 30% CPU.

Someone with a PVR350 will answer I am sure

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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Mark Gardner
Sent: 01 December 2004 10:56 PM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Frontend vs. backend: Which one needs to be

> On Fri, 2004-11-26 at 17:07 -0500, Khanh Tran wrote:
> > Yes, in almost all cases the frontend needs to be faster.
> >

I hate to hijack the thread but i'm just curious.  I just bought a PVR
350 card and have a Athlon XP 2400 w/ 512 Ram.   Will that be enough
to watch live TV?  and will that be enough to record one show while watching
a second(pre recorded)

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