[mythtv-users] mythtv box not powerful enough?

Iain Buchanan iaindb at netspace.net.au
Mon Jan 18 04:47:13 UTC 2010

Wow, thanks for the fast replies... I guess that's why I can't keep up
with the thousands of posts on this list :)

On Sun, 2010-01-17 at 18:18 -0700, Travis Tabbal wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 6:03 PM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>         Its a laptop!
>         I often see this, people set up an old machine as a trial, and
>         are
>         disappointed, putting them off for life.
>         Not that this is an old machine I guess.

Yes, it's a laptop, no I'm not put off for life, and yes it is old (it
was super fast when I bought it :)

> How about the Broadcom Crystal HD?

Hm, interesting to know, but I don't think I'll go down that path.  If I
have to spend money, it won't be on the laptop.  I will relegate it to
some vpn server or something, and spend the money on the desktop.

>  Even with offloading the playback, I expect a combined FE/BE on a
> laptop is going to have trouble with disk I/O with HD video.

how about if the laptop is just the FE - good enough then?  mpeg-2 only
since I'm in Australia.

> If the OP is willing to spend some money, the Aspire Revo or similar
> would be a way to get a nice FE box. Still about $200US though. 

willing to spend a small amount of money, yes.  Preferably on the
desktop.  I will need a video card and a hard disk.  Maybe a PCI tuner
if it turns out to be better on the system than my USB one.

Any comments on this alternative as a FE/BE with a dual core 3GHz?

thanks again :)
Iain Buchanan <iaindb at netspace dot net dot au>

 Fry: Whoah. Check out that guy. He makes Speedy Gonzales look like 
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