[mythtv-users] Hardware for HD Playback

Bill Williamson bill at bbqninja.com
Thu Aug 23 23:24:45 UTC 2007

On 8/24/07, Daniel Agar <daniel at agar.ca> wrote:
> > 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.
> Asus M2NPV-VM
> 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.

I own two of these (albiet with 4400+s, as they were cheap at the
time) with the lower wattage athlon64X2s and a super-whisper-quiet
powersupply (120mm fan going slowly) and it's the PERFECT frontend.

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