[mythtv-users] A paradigm shift is coming. Are you ready?

Brian Phillips brian.phillips at gmx.net
Wed Feb 13 15:17:21 UTC 2008

Brian Wood wrote:
> ryan patterson wrote:
>> On Feb 12, 2008 5:14 AM, Yeechang Lee <ylee at pobox.com
>> <mailto:ylee at pobox.com>> wrote:
>>     For the past several years the benchmark for North American high
>>     definition (1080i MPEG-2 content recorded via FireWire or OTA at
>>     7.5-8GB/hour)-capable MythTV frontend has been a Pentium 4
>>     2.8-3.0GHz with an Nvidia 5200. Anything slower is asking for
>>     trouble.[1] Anything that meets this level of performance or
>> better is in fine     shape. 
>> Am I missing something?  I've been running 1080p HP playback with a
>> 1.8Ghz CPU for over a year.  I don't have to use use XvMC and I get
>> perfectly smooth playback.  Also I can use XvMC on my nvidia GPU and
>> I don't have a black and white OSD during playback either.
> What's your source for 1080p material? Blu-Ray or HDDVD? Some other
> source? 

As well, what's your 1.8 GHz CPU?  A P4 1.8 GHz is VERY different from a
Core2 Duo at 1.8 GHz.  Is it a combined FE/BE, FE only, or BE?


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