[mythtv-users] HD Playback

MrVining myth-user-discussion at mrvining.com
Fri Feb 20 01:07:31 UTC 2009

This HD Video playback thing still has me stumped.  It seems there is  
soo many different options and settings.  I read a lot about someone  
did this or that and now CPU load is at 15% or what ever.  Anyway I  
have decided I'm going about this the wrong way, instead of asking  
for tips on what will make my hardware run okay, I'll just ask what's  
the best?

I have my backend all set up, or on it's way (4TB RAID5 &  
3xHDHomeRun, multi Gigabit Network Cards).

Now I'm building the front ends and this is mission critical for me,  
if the wife doesn't have TV, I don't get to the office...  LOL but  
kinda true, don't get me wrong "Apples to Apples" and "Back-seat  
Drawing" are fun, but I need my HTTP/WoW.  We have a big screen 16:9  
HD TV with a free HDMI input, and a THX certified Yamaha receiver  
(only using 5.1 atm, hope to change to 7.1 after we move in a year or  
so).  She records mostly 1080i programs.

There seems to be lot's of playback options so what one yields the  
highest quality picture?

What hardware is needed to drive that decompression (zero dropped  

If you had 2-3k to drop on a front end for a client what would  
components would you use?

No need to respond negatively, if you're not going to have fun with  
it don't bother to respond.  Basically if you won the lottery what  
would your front end be made up of, and what settings would you shoot  

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