[mythtv-users] what cpu is required for hdtv playback

Patrick Szalapski szal0003 at umn.edu
Thu Aug 25 13:40:35 UTC 2005

On 24 Aug 2005, Reza Naima wrote:
> i'm building a system and want to use it as a frontend to play back
> (eventually) hdtv content.  I ordered a 533 celeronD 2.6 as a first pass
> -- will that be fast enough, or do i need to go pentium4?  

Probably. I'm using a P4 2.4 and it can just barely playback MPEG2
1920x1080i or 1280x720p content.  I'm using a GeForce 4 4200, so I can't
enable "Inverse Discreet Cosine Transform" hardware decoding--maybe you
can.  XVMC off worked better for me than XVMC on.  YMMV, try both.  Anyway,
see also this thread:



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