[mythtv-users] Just got back to a Myth box

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Sat Sep 18 04:06:50 UTC 2010

On Sat, Sep 18, 2010 at 2:16 PM, Stephen Atkins <satkins at inetdesign.org>wrote:

> On 9/17/2010 7:33 PM, Nick Rout wrote:
>> On Sat, Sep 18, 2010 at 12:46 PM, Stephen Atkins <satkins at inetdesign.org
>> <mailto:satkins at inetdesign.org>> wrote:
>>    Hello everyone.  Well after a year dealing with Tivo I've decided my
>>    wife isn't the ruler of the house and we're going back to a Myth
>>    box! BTW yes I am sleeping with one eye open now:)
>>    I've been trying to find some info on these atom processors and how
>>    well they might work with myth to do both a front and back end.  I
>>    currently have a Asus AT3N7A-I which is a Atom 330 1.6Ghz dual core
>>    with nVidia Ion graphics.
>>    I can receive three OTA HD channels and a few old school SD channels
>>    (I'm in Canada).  So I'm just wondering if this thing can handle it
>>    or am I going to need some more power?  If it can does anyone have
>>    some settings that would optimize it?
>> An ion box will certainly play back pretty well anything you throw at
>> it, providing you are comfortable running the nvidia drivers.
>> Use as a backend depends on your usage case. recording digital tv will
>> be fine. transcoding and  comm flagging will not be as fast as a more
>> powerful processor.
> Thanks for the reply.  I kinda thought it should be powerful enough to do
> at least play back.  Still a little concerned about recording and playback
> at the same time either live it or record one and watch another.  I did
> install the nvidia drivers but haven't really got much farther then that.
>  Are there any settings I should be looking at?  I forgot to mention my
> capture card currently is a Hauppauge HVR-950Q.
you need to set your playback profile to one of the vdpau ones.


> Stephen
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