[mythtv-users] How much horse power?

Larry Sanderson larry at sanderson.net
Fri Mar 18 20:45:41 UTC 2005

I'm hoping to put together my dream system in the next couple of weeks.  It 
will look like this:

Home built backend
- Athlon 64, 3800
- 2GB Ram
- Lot's of hard-drives (4x250M = 1TB)
- WinTV PVR 150
- pchdtv HD-3000

A fanless frontend from www.hushtechnologies.com

The questions:

1) Do I need a powerhouse frontend to display HDTV streamed from the backend 
over gigabit ethernet?  I was hoping to get away with a modest CPU to keep 
the box cool.
2) Any issues with my choice of tv tuners?  Will I be able to record an ATSC 
stream off the pchdtv card while watching an NTSC stream off the WinTV card?
3) Any experience using a 64-bit distro with these cards?

Thanks for any guidance you have!

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