[mythtv-users] Mythtv - hardware
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Jan 13 19:31:42 UTC 2006
Steve Adeff wrote:
>On Friday 13 January 2006 09:52, Luis Mourao wrote:
>>Jake <jakeisawake at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>What do you think about the choices?
>>>>Is the Athlon 64 3000+ adequate for 1080p?
>>>>Mythtv has support for 7.1 channels?
>>>well, since the pvr-150 only captures sdtv i'm kinda confused as to
>>>why you're worried about hdtv. as for how much processor is required
>>>for hdtv and the 7.1 sound, that has been discussed ad nauseam, search
>>>the archives: http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/
>> Ok, I'll search the archives.
>> Nevertheless, if you see something "strange" or "bad choice" in my
>>hardware list, please notify me.
>> I'm worry about hdtv because it will be something that I will use in the
>>future (I live in Portugal), and then, I only will need a hdtv card to
>>receive digital TV.
>the socket 754 doesn't give much upgrade options, which may or may not bother
>you. Everything else looks fine. 1080p playback should be fine too.
Buying for upgrade is a bad choice, IMHO. Even if you buy a 939-pin
processor right now, unless you buy an upgrade processor really soon,
you'll have missed out because AMD is switching to socket M2 (the
940-pin dual-channel memory capable socket) this year. Since you can't
buy socket M2 motherboards/CPU's now, what's the point in buying a
939-pin for "upgrade options?"
Besides, when it comes time to "upgrade," you're usually better off
buying a new system, anyway. Think of all the pieces of the computer
that change on varying schedules--case/power supply style (AT/ATX/BTU--I
mean BTX ;), RAM (DRAM (in all its versions)/SDR SDRAM/RDRAM/DDR
SDRAM/DDR2 SDRAM/XDR), buses (EISA/PCI/PCI-E and VLB/AGP 3.3v/AGP 1.5v
and IDE/EIDE/SATA not to mention AMR/ACR/CNR), and we've already
mentioned processor sockets. And, the examples are just the ones that
have already changed--no future versions are listed.
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