[mythtv-users] capture card for DirecTV

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Sat Dec 9 05:02:10 UTC 2006

On Dec 8, 2006, at 8:57 PM, Brad DerManouelian wrote:

> On Dec 8, 2006, at 6:50 PM, Rich West wrote:
>> Quoting Jeremy Tietsort <jr at tietsort.org>:
>>> Okay, so thanks for the advice on HD and dual core.  It sent me back
>>> to the drawing board.  Here is where I'm at right now.  Any further
>>> thoughts?     Thanks....
>>> Video: ASUS EN6200TC GeForce 6200TC 256M
>>> CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
>>> Memory: Crucial Ballistix 1GB DDR2 800
>>> Disks: 3 - Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA
>>> 3.0Gb/s  (thinking RAID 5 and future growth)
>>> Mobo: ABIT KN9 Socket AM2
>>> Capture card: Hauppauge 980 ( WinTV-PVR-250 )
>> Are you making a FE/BE system, or will this be the BE system and you
>> will have the FE by the TV?
>> You might want to consider building a beefy BE system like you have
>> listed above, then building a smaller, quiet, FE system to put by the
>> TV.  That type of layout would help "future proof" things for you...
>> -Rich
> Your backend doesn't need much CPU power to capture streams. The
> frontend does the heavy loading when it comes to HD video, so "future-
> proofing" with a less powerful front end doesn't sound like the way
> to go. The machine listed above would be a great combo system as I
> have built a similar machine. I'm not building a "less beefy" machine
> as a separate back end to keep in my basement to capture SD content
> and leave the dual core machine as my frontend/slave backend to
> capture/transcode/display HD.

oops. not = now (I'm NOW building a less beefy backend for SD and  
keeping the dual core as a frontend for HD content).

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