[mythtv-users] CPU power and decoding
prudek at bvx.cz
Thu Oct 7 16:57:30 UTC 2004
> This depends on the tuner card as well: hardware MPEG cards like the
> Hauppauge, AVer 179 and Yuan do indeed consume little horsepower
> because, like the DVB cards, they output precompressed MPEG-2 -- they
> do it by having an onboard co-processor that does the hard work,
> converting electricty into heat.
This is an important point. I'd like to guess how much GHz CPU cycles
(very approximately) difference is there.
Could you please compare
- a PVR-250 with AMD Athlon 3GHz,
- a Pinnacle PCTV Pro with AMD Athlon 3GHz?
When I want to record a broadcasting, and do commercial skipping, how
much CPU cycles (GHz, rough estimate) would be left for other unrelated
tasks on the PC ?
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