[mythtv-users] Question about BT8x8 digital TV cards

Phill Edwards philledwards at gmail.com
Sat Mar 19 08:51:22 UTC 2005

> > 2) Do digital BT8x8 cards chew up CPU? I know the analogue ones do,
> > but I thought that the digital cards just wrote the incoming MPEG2
> > stream straight to disk which would mean very little CPU required. Am
> > I right or delusional?
> mythbackend uses about 6% CPU on my 1GHz system while recording SD
> using a VisionPlus card, so CPU use won't be a problem.

Fantastic - I currently use around 40+% CPU per tuner with current
analogue --> MPEG4 so this will be a big improvement.


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