Gert van der Knokke
gertk at xs4all.nl
Tue Oct 12 18:27:33 UTC 2004
>I'm thinking of building a mythtv box, i've got in mind the pundit-r,
>hauppage 350 etc etc, and am wondering about processor speed, of
>course more is always better.
>i'm thinking of a celeron 2,4 for about 65-75 euro (in holland)
>is it enuff?
Depends on how much you expect, I run a Pundit(-s) with the VGA output
connected to a 17" monitor for daylight viewing and a Sharp LCD video
projector (older VIDEO only type) for big screen evening viewing, hooked
up to the Pundit-s TV-out and it works like a charm.
Since you plan to put in a 350, recording won't take much CPU power. I'm
reading mixed stories on the tv-out of the 350 though as it does not
have any video or 3D accelleration, it does only MPEG2 decoding.
If you plan on playing games and playing DVD's the 350 is still
troublesome (read slow), the original VGA of the SiS chipset inside the
Pundit handles DVD playback and 3D games support without problems so you
might consider buying a 250, use the Pundits standard TV-out and save a
Must note that my Pundit runs now frontend only although I have ran it
as a full MythTV system for some time with a simple BT878 card and it
worked OK too.
Speed with a Celeron 2.4 is more than adequate.
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