[mythtv-users] 800 MHz P3 for HDTV

Ian Forde ian at duckland.org
Sat Mar 3 17:21:11 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-03-03 at 10:06 -0700, stan wrote:
> I've been using an old Intel mobo P3 800 MHz machine with an Hauppauge
> PVR-350 for SDTV, and it's been working fine.  The hardware
> encoding/decoding on the PVR-350 does most of the work, and performance has
> not been an issue.
> Now I'd like to move MythTV to HDTV.
> Will the old P3 800 MHz machine be fast enough for HDTV if I use an AGP
> nVidia display card with XvMC to do the HD decoding?

Unfortunately, no.  You're going to need a much faster CPU... check the
wiki or list archives...

                       Ian Forde
                       RHCE (7,EL4), CCSE, SCNA, SCDME

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