[mythtv-users] HDTV HW requirements
mark at knm.org
Thu Dec 14 17:30:07 UTC 2006
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> 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.
> AMD 2.0Ghz
> 512mb RAM
> nVidia 6600GT w/128mb
> Projector connected via component 720p
This setup is highly unlikely to work well unless your "AMD 2.0 Ghz"
is a dual core. I strongly recommend at least an x2 3800. X and Myth
are both extremely busy, and if you are outputting to 720p and playing
1080i content, you will want to use Bob 2x deinterlacing - which is
quite CPU intensive.
I had a 3500+ which _almost_ was fast enough, but there were still
enough frame drops to make 60 fps content too annoying to watch.
Moving to an x2 3800 cleared up the problem.
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