[mythtv-users] Steaming HDTV Performance.

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Thu Dec 21 02:52:49 UTC 2006

On Dec 20, 2006, at 6:50 PM, BRIAN LANG wrote:

> I'm considering building a MythTV system.  I'm a software engineer,  
> so I don't think I'd have any technical problems that I couldn't  
> figure out.  I'm weighing the pros and cons of HD Tivo, WIndows  
> Vista Media Center, and MythTV.  If I do build a MythTV system I'd  
> likely have a backend in the basement and two font ends.  Both TVs  
> would be HD (at least eventually).  My concern is the bandwidth.   
> Am I really going to be able to stream HDTV shows at a reasonable  
> rate?  What kind of performance can I expect? All 3 computers would  
> be fairly decent machine and have gigabit ethernet.  Thanks!

Lots of people use the HDHomeRun to capture 2 HDTV streams over  
100Base-T, so it is at least able to do that. If you're going to be  
streaming more than a couple at a time, you should definitely  
consider gigabit (You should consider it anyway since the hardware is  
reasonably priced now.)

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