[mythtv-users] Help with hardware questions...M2NPV-VM?
steven at openmedia.co.nz
Tue Dec 12 09:23:15 UTC 2006
Michael Tiller wrote:
> On 12/11/06, *Steven Ellis* <steven at openmedia.co.nz
> <mailto:steven at openmedia.co.nz>> wrote:
> On Tue, December 12, 2006 4:25 pm, Michael Tiller wrote:
> > I'm looking at replacing the existing SiS based
> > motherboard + 2.4 GHz P4 combination in my current MythTV system
> with the
> > following:
> > ASUS
> > AMD Athlon 64 X2
> > A 1Gb
> > PC4200<
> > module.
> Excelent HW platform. Very simlary to the level we use in myPVR
> V2. You
> will be doing MPEG2 based HDTV so this setup should be fine. If
> you were
> looking at H264 HDTV you might want to bump the CPU up as at the
> the FFMPEG H264 decodere is a little slow.
> Bump up by how much? I doubt I would make the jump, but I'm just curious.
Hmm. Not sure. I'm out by atleast 20% on an X2 3600.
> > My main concern here is with HD playback. The motherboard seems
> like a
> > good
> > HTPC motherboard because of the onboard NVidia 6150 (w/DVI
> connector), 6
> > channel audio, etc. I would also assume (based on the
> > wiki<http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/XvMC
> > that the processor should be up to the task as well.
> Yeah it is quite good, but some XvMC issues on HD Sized frames.
> Glad to
> see you are going for 1Gb. We ship with 512 which is fine for SD.
> What kinds of XvMC issues? Also, is XvMC required? I would not think
> so. Ideally I would like a system that will play HD without XvMC. If
> I can get XvMC working well enough, then all the better (more CPU for
> transcoding and commercial flagging while I watch).
Just based on some messages on the Knoppmyth Wiki. Nothing personal
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