[mythtv-users] Advice before buying a dedicated MythTV system.
petersen.curt at gmail.com
Mon Jul 25 12:09:28 EDT 2005
That processor should be fine. If you're using the hauppauge cards
with built-in MPEG2 encoders, it will not be CPU intensive at all. I
have a PVR-500 and each stream only consumes <1% of my 2GHz Athlon.
My old frame-grabber card (using bttv) hogs almost 20% of CPU for the
encoding though. I have this one set to my lowest priority though so
it is only rarely used. With your setup, you run a higher risk of
IOBOUND errors to/from the hard disk. Make sure you get a good one.
The only trouble you might run into is if you want to run 3 commercial
flagging jobs simultaneously on that backend. If you don't mind
waiting, you can limit the backend to only 1 or 2 flagging jobs at
On 7/25/05, Richard Bronosky <mythtv at bronosky.com> wrote:
> Here is my current setup:
> I'm thinking about going with this processor:
> It's got a faster clock, fast FSB, but less cache. 12KB+16KB & 256KB vs.
> 64KB+64KB & 512KB I'd save a few bucks, also. Is it worth it?
> I want at least 2 tuners, but I threw in a PVR 350 to get the remote, and
> saved the cost of a video card. Since I can add an nVidia MX4000 for <$50 I
> think the PVR350 may be a bad idea? Is there a cheaper way the add a
> remote? Home brew... IR blaster style? If there is would I be better off
> getting an AGP video card for doing DVD playback?
> Any other suggestions?
> Thank you for your time,
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