[mythtv-users] Re: Plextor PX-TV402U-NA

Brad Templeton brad+myth at templetons.com
Mon Feb 28 18:46:08 UTC 2005

On Mon, Feb 28, 2005 at 06:47:09AM -0500, cythraul wrote:
> On Sun, 27 Feb 2005 23:04:04 -0700, Justin Gombos
> <mindfuq at fairfieldi.com> wrote:
> > * Tim Sailer <tps at buoy.com> [2005-02-27 23:46]:
> > Requirements:  I noticed a P3-800 is required for the PX-TV402U-NA,
> > while the PVR-350 merely requires a P2-600.  I'm guessing the ConvertX
> > box has higher requirements because it does not have a decoder, and
> > consequently the CPU will have to do the decoding work in the cases of
> > watching while recording.
> I'm not sure, but the usb bandwidth must be higher than usb 1.1 can
> deliver, thus we'd need a usb 2.0 port. consequently, a recent pc.

While I would recommend usb 2 as well, most people do mp4 of SDTV
well under 3 megabits, which should work in usb 1.1.   In fact even with mp2
most people don't go  over about 6 megabits, though that is pushing it
as a sustained rate even though in theory usb 1 is 12 megabits.

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