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

Joe Votour joevph at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 26 22:11:03 UTC 2004

The answer depends on what sort of hardware you have
for both.

If you plan on using software capture cards (like
BT878), then you definitely need a more powerful
backend (especially for multiple tuners).  On the
other hand, if you're using PVR-250's for capturing,
then you don't need as much power on the backend.

For the frontend, if you're not using accelerated
output (like the MPEG-2 decoding in a PVR-350 or an
Epia), then you need a reasonably powerful frontend
(depending on your recording settings).

This is not really a question that can be easily
answered, because it depends on a lot of factors.

-- Joe

--- Footer <footer at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm going to be upgrading my Myth box very soon. 
> But I was hoping to
> keep my old, tired, slow PIII 866mhz as either my
> frontend or backend.
>  Due to video issues, it will probably have to be
> the backend.
> The question I have is which box needs to be faster?
>  Hopefully the
> answer will be frontend ... ?
> Thanks in advance for any opinions!
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> mythtv-users at mythtv.org

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