[mythtv-users] Baby Steps 2
mythtvster at gmail.com
Tue Feb 13 20:13:14 UTC 2007
I think I am not going to rely on this box for HD. Do you think it will
suffice for SD?
On 2/13/07, Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/12/07, mythtvster <mythtvster at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I am looking for advice on a system I have laying around that I would
> > to use as a PVR. I have an old Dell Dimension Pentium III collecting
> > that I would like to upgrade to use solely as a PVR. It only has an
> > video card and 128MB RAM so this would have to be upgraded correct?
> > Since it is only a PCI board what video card(s) are recommended? Do I
> > a video card to encode and decode or will one card suffice? I would like
> > hook this up to a 40" LCD via component or HDMI/DVI if at all possible -
> > they even make a vanilla PCI card (with Linux drivers available) that
> > handle this?
> > I plan on bulking the memory up to 512 (it's max), will this be
> > Would this system be OK for a backend? I do not not want to dump a
> > lot into it (including time) if the core system is not good enough.
> > Thanks in advance.
> If you plan on recording HD you will need to use XvMC for playback as
> the PCI bus is not fast enough without it. Just a heads up.
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