[mythtv-users] Can "Trashure" computer cut the MPEG2 mustard?

Kirk Fitzpatrick kfitzpatrick at cbltech.com.au
Wed Mar 4 22:47:50 UTC 2009

stefan_jones at comcast.net wrote:
> I found a nice little Biostar bare-bones micro-desktop (iDEQ200v) in the 
> trash this morning. It booted up and seems nicely equipped. With a 
> little work (more memory, larger HD) I'm wondering if it might make a 
> good low-end MythBox.
> Well, I know for sure that it is better than my first box, which could 
> capture and stream analog and capture digital. So I guess my question 
> really is: Do you think this could stream HD digital without stuttering?
> Athlon 3200 (2.2 Ghz)
> 512 KB memory (DDR 333, PC2700)
> GeoForce 6200, 128 mb onboard, in an 8x AGP port
> I'm going to put in a SATA drive I have on hand.
> If it could handle streaming HD, I'd put a Happauge HVR 1600 in its one 
> available PCI slot.
> If not, no great loss. I'll install ubuntu and give it to a friend.

Amazing the stuff people throw out.  It sounds similar spec to my 
frontend (though mine has 512 MB RAM ;) and it plays HD fine.

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