[mythtv-users] Minimum CPU / Video specs for HDTV Frontend?

Tino Keitel tino.keitel at gmx.de
Fri Sep 22 10:44:33 UTC 2006

On Fri, Sep 22, 2006 at 03:31:46 -0500, jack snodgrass wrote:
> Anyone know the minimum CPU / Video specs for a HDTV Frontend box?
> I just installed a fresh copy of a linux desk top on one of those
> mini-itx, fanless, 600mhz CPU boards and tried to play a HDTV mpg
> file and it sent the CPU to 100% and brought the machine to it's
> knees..... so a 600mhz mini-itx system is out.... I am looking
> for something for the living room to run diskless ( and hopefully
> fanless )

A 3 GHz Pentium or 3000+ Athlon CPU should work. With less CPU power,
you get close to the limit IMHO. I tested "Elephants Dream" in HD with my
1,6 GHz Core Duo, and it played fine.


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