[mythtv-users] Steaming HDTV Performance.
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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