[mythtv-users] Hardware for HD Playback

Daniel Agar daniel at agar.ca
Thu Aug 23 16:29:10 UTC 2007

> With the change from Zap2it to SD probably requiring an upgrade I'm
> thinking of upgrading my hardware as well to support HD recording and
> play back.  I'm looking for some recommendations  as to MB, CPU, Memory
> and Video Card.  I will eventually have 1 master backend/frontend and 2+
> frontends.  I've looked at the hardware databases on the web but none
> really address the HD issue clearly.  My current systems are a couple of
> atholon 2300+ w/ nVidia gforce cards  and a HD Home run .  my playback
> was very choppy.

X2 3800+
2 x 512MB DDR2

Thats all you need for an HD frontend/backend. Mobo has Nvidia 6150
onboard with tv out (svideo, composite) and dvi onboard. Also has onboard
gigabit lan and audio.


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