[mythtv-users] Intel Atom 330 as a backend

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Wed Mar 11 20:04:59 UTC 2009

Philippe Cherel wrote:
> Hi everybody !
> I'm planning to upgrade my mythbox and splitting it into a little backend for 
> recordings and latter a new frontend. My needs are simple, I want a little box 
> running 24/7 and able to record DVB-T in SD and HD with a max of two (or 
> tree but it's very rare) channels at the same time and sometimes providing 
> live tv to the frontend.
> For this purpose I'm planning to buy a D945GCLF2 motherboard with dual core 
> atom, 1 Go of memory and a Hauppauge WinTV Nova-T 500 with dual tuner. I 
> already own a 500 Go SATA drive. 
> I'm wondering if someone has already done a backend with this kind of hardware 
> and if it will be enough for my needs (I think it is but i prefer to be sure).
> Anyway thanks for any advice.
> PS : blame my english teachers for the mistakes ;-).
An Atom will work just fine as a backend, but do realize that you are 
limited to one expansion slot (PCI), and you will not be able to 
commflag HD channels in anything like realtime.

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