[mythtv-users] This hardware look ok for HD setup?
kevin at familyross.net
Sat Dec 26 21:20:52 UTC 2009
> As indicated in a couple of earlier posts, I am rebuilding my MythTV
> setup to handle HD. This will require a new host box, and the
> MythTV-relevant hardware I’m planning for it is:
> Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (3 gHz)
> Memory: 4 Gb DDR2
> Vid card: GeForce 7900GT 512 MB PCI Express x16
> Disk: Western Digital 1 TB SATA 3.0 Gb/Sec
> Capture device: Hauppauge HD PVR
> If anyone sees that I’ve made any sub-optimal (or otherwise bad)
> decisions here, please let me know.
The video card is no-go. It doesn't support VDPAU for
hardware-accelerated HD playback. You need GeForce 8xxx, 9xxx, or one of
the newer 2xx models.
The CPU and memory are overkill, IMHO.
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