[mythtv-users] Processor Minimum Specs

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 13:30:30 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 8:18 AM, John Williams <williamsbyron at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm sorry to be asking this on the list since I'm sure it is somewhere, but
> the docs and other places I could find seemed very out of date. The wiki,
> was not very specific and I know these things change over time. I finally
> broke down and bought an HDTV. I have a Toshiba 42 42RV530U. It does 1080p
> and has 4 HDMI inputs. I'd now like to get a system that can record the HD I
> have and play back to the HDMI on the TV.
> Obviously I need a HD tuner. It seems like the HDHomerun is the prefered
> method around here.
> What I can't nail down is the processor needed to be able to do this without
> XvMC. I plan on buying processor, 2Gb RAM, Video card, PSU, Motherboard. Any
> recommendations would be great.
> I will use the CPU cost to set the budget for the rest of the system or to
> rule it out all together, so CPU is my big concern. Can you help me out by
> telling me the best cost CPU that will run a Full FE/BE system with all it's
> demands (transcoding recording 2 channels and playback)?
> Thanks,
> Byron Williams

Opionions are going vary widely here, but I'm getting by (emphasis on
"getting by") with a Sempron 64 1.8GHz single core and 512MB of
memory. I would say anything dual core and 1GB memory should be fine.
I'm running it on Fedora 8 x86_64...


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