[mythtv-users] Minimum hardware recomendation

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Sun Jun 21 18:54:33 UTC 2009

jedi wrote:
>     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
> drive.
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 
high $/tuner.

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