[mythtv-users] Minimum hardware recomendation

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sun Jun 21 18:40:53 UTC 2009

On Sunday 21 June 2009 12:25:24 Raymond Wagner wrote:
> jedi wrote:
> >    Since this is an MPEG2 based system for "someone else" perhaps a VDPAU
> > approach isn't the best idea. Anything with good xvmc support should be
> > more than adequate for playback.
> XvMC is not an ideal solution when you can readily pick up machines
> capable of HD MPEG2.  Any Ath64 or Core2 machine will do nicely.  Higher
> end P4s and AthXPs should work as well.  About the only modern machines
> that cannot easily do this in software will be VIA and Atom systems.

You could even get a core-2-duo Mac Mini for $400 these days, which should be 
able to handle HD MPEG2.

Larger desktop machines that can handle HD MPEG2 can be had for $200 or less 
as refurbs, even cheaper as "used" (refurbs usually come with a minimal 
warranty, used machines do not).

Brian Wood
beww at beww.org

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