[mythtv-users] Minimum hardware recomendation
raymond at wagnerrp.com
Sun Jun 21 18:54:33 UTC 2009
> If I were building from scratch I would start with an Antec Fusion
> case and a C2D nv7x00 mATX board. Zotac even has such a board. I would
> put a 2TB WD drive in it and probably not even bother with an optical
The OP is looking for a budget system here. The Fusion is a premium
case and probably overkill. A C2D is going to be a bit pricey (usually
starting at >$100). One of the Allendale Pentiums (rebranded bargin
C2D) or an Ath64 X2 would be a better choice. Similarly, go for 1-2 1TB
drives. They're currently the low price point at $70-$80 each.
> My AppleTV seems to do really quite well despite the relative
> slowness of the CPU in that box.
Even if it could decode full bitrate ATSC, you're running on an
extremely thin margin. Beyond that, it can only be used as a frontend.
> I agree with the choice of the HDHomeRun and have one myself.
I have one too, but the problem is lack of analog support and relatively
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