[mythtv-users] Minimum cpu required for VDPAU/HD?
fairlane at springcom.com
Sat Nov 14 18:14:42 UTC 2009
Brian Wood wrote:
> I don't know what models you have, I based my VIA comment on:
> Some of the newer VIA stuff seems a lot better than their older stuff. I have
> a few thin clients from ThinLabs that use the VIA CPUs and UniChromePro
> video. I can use the UniChrome for MPEG2, but nothing else.
> The Via AAEON technology looks interesting, there seems ot be a lot of
> competition on the SBC or SOC designs that can decode HD video.
> I agree using thin clients is a great way to provide computing for multiple
> users in a home, saves power and money, and with gigabit ethernet it's as
> fast as local machines.
I have a CA2 that I was looking at using for myth. The link you posted
looks like a newer one.
What makes it interesting is the PCI riser card and slot. I can think
of a few uses for these things, from firewall
to router, frontend, carpc, all kinds of stuff.
I am starting to really get tired of fans and disks humming in every
room of the house. And my power bill would
appreciate a break. We're already high due to having a geosource heat
pump running for heat/cool. The computers
just add insult to injury.
I haven't actually installed LTSP yet, but it looks pretty easy from the
docs. If it works the way I think it will, I can
add a user station for about $175-200 w/lcd monitor. Being able to log
out the kids on a cron job is just a perk...;)
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