[mythtv-users] capture card for DirecTV
jr at tietsort.org
Sat Dec 9 15:50:57 UTC 2006
Yes, my intent was to go with seperate BE and FE systems with all
capturing happening on the BE. What part about HD is so CPU
intensive; the capturing or the display? If I went with a less beefy
system on the BE, would I still be okay with capturing HD content?
I'll be using DirecTV.
On 12/8/06, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com> 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.
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