[mythtv-users] Processor Minimum Specs

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Tue Jun 24 14:33:16 UTC 2008

On Tuesday 24 June 2008 07:30:30 Richard Shaw wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 8:18 AM, John Williams <williamsbyron at gmail.com> 
> > 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 but the docs and other places I could find seemed very out of date.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...

Is this playing back HD without XvMC? What about h264?

What you describe would probably be fine for SD but I question whether it 
would do HD.


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