[mythtv-users] Advice - Upgrade Backend/Frontend combo or new

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 20:12:00 UTC 2007

On 9/11/07, Kisner, Thomas <tkisner at necunified.com> wrote:
> >> You *might* be able to play back hd with you 3000+ (which is not the
> >> same as a p4 running at 3GHz btw) if you split your systems.
> Careful, your going to start an AMD/Intel flame war :)  I know it's not
> the same, but he said it was at worst 55% on his 3GHz P4.  An Athlon 64
> 3000+ is close enough for a simple comparison.
> > Depending on the processes you have running, a 3000+ most certainly is
> > capable of serving as a HD frontend/backend.  I'm currently running
> > mine in that fashion, and I also have an XP2500+ serving as a frontend
> > (although the HD is scaled down to 800x600, TV-out).  All this without
> > XVMC.
> Ahh true, I have no trouble displaying it at 800x600 without XvMC on a
> PC monitor.  It's displaying it at 1920x1080 that's a problem.
> In any case I'm not going to chance it.  If I slit the backend and
> frontend the 3000+ will be the backend, and the new frontend will be at
> least an X2 3800+.  The wireless looks to be the problem with that...

My combo BE/FE is feeding my projector @ 1920x1080P.

I'm not going to argue that more horsepower isn't better, though.

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