[mythtv-users] HDTV HW requirements

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Sat Dec 9 05:00:58 UTC 2006

On Dec 8, 2006, at 8:27 PM, Mitchell Gore wrote:

> Hi,
> I am thinking about moving into the HDTV area with my myth box.  I  
> know that recording HD is simple becuase it is already digital.   
> Playing back is the CPU intensive part.
> I had someone send me a 10min HD Mpeg with there myth box.  If my  
> comp can play this file am i safe assuming I can use the ATSC card.
> here is what my setup is.
> AMD 2.0Ghz
> 512mb RAM
> nVidia 6600GT w/128mb
> Projector connected via component 720p
> PVR-150MCE
> I know i will for sure need XvMC enabled.
> Thanks,
> Mitchell

There's a great chart which shows example systems and how much CPU  
usage it takes to display SD and HD content on the wiki. It should  
help decide if your system is capable of not.

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