[mythtv-users] mythtv-users Digest, Vol 44, Issue 111

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Wed Nov 22 16:24:54 UTC 2006

On Nov 22, 2006, at 6:07 AM, Mark A. Hoover wrote:

> I guess the question is how much horsepower is really needed to drive
> Mythtv at HD resolutions?  Currently I don't have a HDTV or a
> Blu-ray/HD-Dvd player, however, eventually, I'll probably want to  
> get one
> and not have to buy another frontend machine to handle it.
>> From what I can tell (hopefully someone can correct this), one  
>> needs to
> get the fastest processors available and the newest graphic cards
> available to be able to drive 1080p resolution.  I really wanted to do
> something in a mini-itx type format so as to not have to have  
> something
> the size of a desktop case in my living room, but I don't see that
> happening either.
> It's sad when my PVR frontend will have to have more horsepower  
> than any
> other machine in the house.....:(

The wiki has a nice table for you to look up what other people are  
using and the CPU usage required for viewing content. You should use it.

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