[mythtv-users] How much horse power?

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Mon Mar 21 01:25:26 UTC 2005

On Sunday 20 March 2005 14:08, Torsten Schenkel wrote:
> Am Sonntag, den 20.03.2005, 15:57 -0600 schrieb Ron Johnson:
> > > Definitely crossed wires. Both my HD capture systems are dual PIII
> > > boxes, one with dual 500s, one with dual 600s (all hooked to 1.5TB of
> > > storage). My HD playback frontend is an Athlon XP 3200, 512MB of RAM
> > > and a GF FX 5200.
> >
> > Why so much juice in your front-end CPU?
> That's HDTV. While the HDTV content comes in as mpeg2 transport streams,
> which more or less have only to be pushed to disk on the backend, the
> frontend needs to decompress the data. About K7-2800+ seems to be the
> minimum requirement for this.

What he said.

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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