[mythtv-users] Think my current myth box can support HD?

Mitch Gore mitchell.gore at gmail.com
Fri May 4 02:25:15 UTC 2007

I would think so.


On 5/3/07, Rick <rbonafied at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Just a quick update.  Since my original post, I picked up an FX5200 plus
> an LCD 1080p TV.  I then downloaded a 1080 clip (about 30 seconds worth)
> and overwrote one of my existing recordings (on purpose).  My reason
> being I wanted Myth to think it recorded it so it would be a reasonable
> test.  Oh, I also updated the HD flag in one of those 'recorded' tables.
> While my system was recording some SD content (around 85% idle at the
> time), I played the clip.  The CPU usage dropped to about 0-6% idle
> without xvmc.  When I turned on xvmc it went back up to around 40% idle.
>   This strikes me as pretty good!  Obviously if mythcommflag started up
> while I was watching a show, I imagine I'd see some problems.
> Do you think my test case was sufficient to show that the box can handle
> the load or is there something I left out?
> Thanks,
> Rick
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