[mythtv-users] Dual pvr-250 backend

Jesse Perkins jesse.perkins at gmail.com
Thu Nov 11 17:06:18 UTC 2004

I have a Dell Dimension 4400 that is a P4 1.6Ghz with 512 Gb RAM
purchased in Feb of '02.  It's served me well for as a gaming box for three
years, but I think I need a little more punch than that now.  I was
hoping to build a faster gaming box and use the Dell for my dual myth
backend.  I had no idea that my p4 1.6 was rare....

On Thu, 11 Nov 2004 10:57:53 +0100, zardoz at zardoz.ath.cx
<zardoz at zardoz.ath.cx> wrote:
> as the pvr-250's will handle all the encoding, you should be fine with a
> 'small' processor. but just out of curiosity, I have never seen a pentium 4
> 1.6 - only the mobile version (socket 479M) do you plan to go for that ?
> ---z
> On Thursday 11 November 2004 04:05, Jesse Perkins wrote:
> > I am seeking some hardware configuation advice:
> >
> > For Christmas, I have asked my wife for a server upgrade- farewell to
> > my P3 800.  I plan on making a Pentium 4 1.6Ghz 400Mhz fsb my myth
> > backend with 2 tuner cards (pvr250) which will drive a remote
> > frontend.  The hard disk is a regular ATA133.  The backend could be
> > recording two shows while the frontend is watching a third.  Do you
> > think this 1.6 Ghz box can handle this kind of backend load without
> > skipping on the playback?
> >
> > Thanks!

Jesse Perkins
jesse.perkins at gmail.com

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