[mythtv-users] System Spec Survey

Kevin Kuphal kevin.kuphal at myrealbox.com
Fri Jan 16 13:07:50 EST 2004

I had prebuffering pauses on my newly setup PC (1Ghz PIII with 768MB RAM)
using a WinTV 401 card (no hardware decoding).  All was solved by simply
turning down the resolution from the default 480x480 (which seemed high to
me) and used CIF format (352x288 IIRC).  Works like charm now both watching
LiveTV, time shifting, or recorded shows.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org 
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Rolando Nieves
> Sent: Friday, January 16, 2004 11:45 AM
> To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> Subject: [mythtv-users] System Spec Survey
> Ok, so my last message was a bit winded ... I'll get to the 
> point on this one. If you have successfully fielded a MythTV 
> box using either an MJPEG card or a framegrabber and encoding 
> to RTJPEG in MythTV, and you're satisfied with the results, I 
> would definitely appreciate a short description of the 
> hardware you used to build the Myth box. CPU, Mobo, and HD 
> should be enough. I'm just trying to determine what kind of a 
> system I need to field a MythTV box using the Pinnacle DC10+ 
> card without "prebuffering pause"s every 5 seconds.
> Thanks,
> Rolando.

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