[mythtv-users] iMac as possible Frontend?

Jon jon.the.wise.gdrive at gmail.com
Fri Mar 7 05:45:39 UTC 2008

On Mar 6, 2008, at 9:40 PM, Chris Ribe wrote:

> My daughter uses a 17" iMac G5 1.6 GHz. It does standard def without a
> problem, but stutters on high def. I'm sure it just needs a tiny but
> more speed to play back high-def smoothly.
> Off-topic: my dual 2Ghz PowerMacs don't do HD smoothly.
> On-topic,  I spent a fair amout of time with Myth on a 1Ghz G4  
> iBook. I would *not* recommend it.
> In fact,  considering current market values (of used powerPC  
> machines), I would not recommend running myth on any processor  
> other than AMD or Intel.  Some people on this list are happy with  
> their VIA setups, but I think they are happy because they work at  
> all, not because of the performance.

I have to disagree with this. I run MythFrontend on my 1.33 ghz  
PowerBook and it works great, even over the Airport Extreme (802.11g)  
for SD. I can't say anything about HD, as I don't have any yet.

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