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Fri Jan 4 05:44:35 UTC 2008

<br>&nbsp;Given that we don&#39;t know that he has 20TB of storage and that he transcodes and commercial flags 24/7 on his potential 96 hours of content per day, if it were me, I&#39;d give the parts I have that can put all the tuners in the same machine a try and then fix stuff when it proved that it didn&#39;t satisfy me.&nbsp; Sure, if the guy is deciding to buy new parts, then it&#39;s worth discussing parts as if any and all options are on the table, but in this case, I think most are missing the intent here.&nbsp; <br>
<br>Colin, do I have the wrong take on this?&nbsp; Could you clarify whether you are deciding how best to mix-n-match your existing parts, or are you trying to decide what to buy new?<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Jan 29, 2008 2:57 PM,  &lt;<a href="mailto:jedi at">jedi at</a>&gt; wrote:<br>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;"><div class="Ih2E3d">&gt; I&#39;d go with the one with the most PCI slots. &nbsp;AGP works just fine for<br>
&gt; video<br>&gt; in my experience.<br><br></div>Let&#39;s not forget SATA channels.<br><br>A cheap board with lots of IDE/SATA channels can come in<br>very handy for easily upgrading your storage capacity.<br>I&#39;ve maxed out my backend with 6 ide/sata devices. The<br>
board would accomodate more but there&#39;s no more room in<br>the case.<br><br>It was an ATI based board so it kind of sucked when used<br>for a frontend. It&#39;s great for a backend though.<br><div><div></div><div class="Wj3C7c">
<br>&gt;<br>&gt; On Jan 29, 2008 12:27 PM, Colin McGregor &lt;<a href="mailto:spamtrap151 at">spamtrap151 at</a>&gt; wrote:<br>&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; Interesting situation, currently my main MythTV box is an AMD 64 3200+<br>
&gt;&gt; on<br>&gt;&gt; an<br>&gt;&gt; Asus A8S-X motherboard with an PCI-E nVidia 6200 video card. For the<br>&gt;&gt; most<br>&gt;&gt; part part I am happy with that as a combination. &nbsp;The one (small) issue<br>&gt;&gt; I<br>
&gt;&gt; have is that I am now out of PCI slots having filled them with the<br>&gt;&gt; following:<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; - Hauppage PVR-150<br>&gt;&gt; - Hauppage PVR-350<br>&gt;&gt; - pcHDTV 5500<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; I have the option of replacing that with a P4 3.0 GHz on an Asus<br>
&gt;&gt; P4C800-E<br>&gt;&gt; motherboard and a AGP 8x nVidia 6200 video card. Things like the tuners<br>&gt;&gt; would<br>&gt;&gt; be moved from one motherboard to the other (and would allow me to drop<br>&gt;&gt; in<br>
&gt;&gt; an<br>&gt;&gt; Adaptec VideoOh! tuner card in addition to the above). Benchmarks seem<br>&gt;&gt; to<br>&gt;&gt; suggest that the P4 3.0 GHz will typically out perform the AMD by a<br>&gt;&gt; modest<br>&gt;&gt; margin (due to higher clock speed). On the other hard, how much of a hit<br>
&gt;&gt; will<br>&gt;&gt; video performance take going from PCI-E to AGP (my understanding is not<br>&gt;&gt; much). So, question is, am I better off changing things around?<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; The &quot;loosing&quot; motherboard will end up in my &quot;testing&quot; computer (for<br>
&gt;&gt; running<br>&gt;&gt; different versions of Linux).<br></div></div>[deletia]<br><div><div></div><div class="Wj3C7c"><br>_______________________________________________<br>mythtv-users mailing list<br><a href="mailto:mythtv-users at">mythtv-users at</a><br>
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