[mythtv-users] CPU power and decoding
prudek at bvx.cz
Thu Sep 30 08:40:59 EDT 2004
I would like to build a MythTV box (frontend/backend in one PC). Are the
following sentences true or false?
- DVB broadcasts in MPEG-2; consequently there is no encoding taking
place when saving a DVB broadcast to disc.
- When watching a DVB broadcast, the CPU must decode MPEG-2, or the DVB
card's onboard hardware MPEG-2 decoding takes place.
- When watching an analog TV broadcast, no significant decoding takes
place and the burden on the CPU is very light.
- When recording an analog TV broadcast, the encoding done in software
via CPU will consume less than 1GHz of processing power.
- When watching a DVB broadcast, the decoding done in software via CPU
will consume less than 1GHz of processing power.
- When buying both a DVB card (the new SkyStar1 CI) and an analog
terrestrial TV card, I will need only one remote control (for example
the SkyStar's remote control), and I will be able to control the whole
MythTV with it, i.e. both the DVB and analog card.
- It is actually possible to have a wireless IR keyboard, wireless IR
mouse and IR remote control, all working, not disrupting each other
(equipment recommendations/buying advice welcome).
Thank you very much for any input on these presumptions.
I'm in Europe.
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