[mythtv-users] Processor

Bob mythtv at cox.net
Thu Jan 24 01:51:16 UTC 2008

Sam Logen wrote:
> --- Greg Mischel Smith <gregms at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm in the process of building my HTPC with
>> Mythbuntu for playing Over the
>> air HDTV.
>> I have an AMD 3800+ Dual-Core processor on my home
>> desktop and I just
>> purchased an AMD 5000+ Dual-Core processor.
>> My desktop computer is running just fine on the
>> 3800+, but I thought it
>> might be nice to upgrade it and move the 3800+ to my
>> HTPC. Would I have a
>> better experience on my HTPC using the 5000+
>> processor versus the 3800+, or
>> will the difference not be noticed.
> Hi, I'm using the same 3800+ processor for my HTPC
> setup (both a frontend and backend mythtv setup),
> which has one analog card and one digital card.  I've
> had no problems with it, except when I watch HD
> programs while recording analog, I get stuttering -
> but I think that's due to me using only one hard drive
> for the system, and it probably gets bottlenecked.
> Sam
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If you are only going to do MPEG2 HDTV streams (ATSC, QAM) then your 
3800 will be fine.

If you want the ability to do VC1 (i.e. HD-DVD/BluRay) then you will 
want the 5000+.


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