[mythtv-users] questions on using Mac Mini as remote frontend...

Craig Treleaven ctreleaven at cogeco.ca
Sat Nov 24 22:11:07 UTC 2007

At 4:32 PM -0500 11/24/07, Justin Kim wrote:
>At 1:45 PM -0500 11/24/07, Craig Treleaven wrote:
>>Works for me with 0.20.2 on a 1.83 GHz C2D Mini (under 10.4.10)
> >connected to a Yamaha receiver.  I record HD with an HDHomeRun.
>How's the HD playback on your Mini?  My 1.66 CD isn't quite fast
>enough for HD.  I'm thinking of selling it and buying a newer
>machine, but don't want to unless I'm reasonably sure that I'll get
>smooth playback.

I'm very happy with the HD playback on both my 1.83 and 1.66 Minis!  There may be some minor glitches in the first 30 seconds of playback.  I suspect Myth is quite memory hungry and stuff is spooling off to VM.  After that, however, both are quite able to keep up with anything I record.  That includes a couple of 1080i channels that are using the full 19 Mbit stream.  IOW, I see no difference between stuff playing live via the TV's ATSC receiver v. shows that I've recorded with Myth. 


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