[mythtv-users] Hardware for HD Playback
mark at knm.org
Thu Aug 23 17:37:13 UTC 2007
> 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
I went with the first generally available dual core CPU - an Athlon x2
3800. It was perhaps the best upgrade I have ever made (from a 3500+).
Hi Def started working beautifully.
I think you will be OK with anything dual core, and a decent built-in
NVidia chip. Mine is a 6150 and it is fine with 720p output, bob
deinterlacing from 1080i. If I were going to start over I would get
2G of RAM and a pchdtv.com 5500 capture card.
Do NOT try to skimp on the CPU and get a non-dual-core CPU. Even
hyperthreading would be a mistake IMO.
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