[mythtv-users] Minimum front end specs.....

William Munson wmunson at rochester.rr.com
Mon Oct 16 17:55:12 UTC 2006

Chris Henderson wrote:
> On 10/16/06, *Peter A. Daly* <petedaly at gmail.com 
> <mailto:petedaly at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     First paragraph meant to say:
>     I've run MythTV on a 400Mhz system using a PVR-350 to take the
>     video _de_coding load off of the CPU.
> Hi And thanks for all the replies.
> Hmmm this is looking good.
> This box is going to be a forntend only so i don't have to worry about 
> the encoding stress.
> But, as I use DVB cards, that stress on the CPU would be minimal 
> anyway. ( DVB stream is just mpg2 or close enough)
>  But like I said I have no need to run a DVB card in the frontend.
> Marko seems to be the closest to the specs I am looking at and he 
> seems to have one that works. This might be worthwhile after all.
> Anybody else out there got a frontend like this?
I am running a xbox frontend which has even lower performance than your 
system and it plays SD video just fine. Its a bit slow changing menus 
but thats due to only 64M of ram and not a processor issue. For the xbox 
I had to enable real-time threads to get smooth video.

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