[mythtv-users] Upgrade Options for $150

Steve Hodge stevehodge at gmail.com
Wed Jan 24 05:39:01 UTC 2007

On 1/24/07, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> If it weren't for a certain bloated OS most consumers could get by
> just fine with an 8088 CPU. Except for HD playback, de-interlace and
> transcode even Myth users don't need much CPU, but a lot of disk I/O
> bandwidth.

You are exaggerating. An 8088 doesn't have enough power to display jpegs at
reasonable speed, let alone handle mp3s, and forget video. Unless "most
consumers" do nothing with their computer but handle email an 8088 is not
going to be enough. A 33MHz 386, maybe, but pretty standard stuff like
ripping CDs to mp3 would be pretty painful.

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