[mythtv-users] Low End MythTV

Blammo blammo.doh at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 05:38:00 UTC 2005

On Sun, 6 Mar 2005 09:00:19 -0800 (PST), Andrew Lynch <lynchaj at yahoo.com> wrote:
> There are links to other "low end" MythTV projects
> included and a discussion of my project.  I'd like to
> include other peoples low end MythTV projects so reply
> here or send me a message offline.

I just built a low-end machine for a co-worker. By Low-end I mean what
I would consider the be the bare minimum. Her own hardare, P2-300. I
put 512M of my own ram into it, and we bought a PVR-250 the lowest end
PCI Nvidia card we could get XvMC in. (Think it was an MX4000).

I shut off everything animated I could come up with, reduced all
"pretty" options to their lowest settings.

Overall, the playback and recording are flawless at 720x480 MPEG2.
Commercial flagging takes roughly 8 hours for 1 hr  of video. Menus,
etc, are slow to come up, drop off.

She understands putting more horsepower in would go a long ways, but
she's happy for the little bit she had to spend so far.

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