[mythtv-users] Building new Mythtv Box
mythtv at theseekerr.com
Tue Jan 11 07:49:23 UTC 2011
On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 12:05 PM, jedi <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 06:16:35PM -0500, R. G. Newbury wrote:
>> On 01/10/2011 02:15 PM, jedi wrote:
>> >On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 11:43:49AM -0500, Joe wrote:
>> >>On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 11:35 AM, R. G. Newbury<newbury at mandamus.org> wrote:
>> >>>Ditch the Nvidia 6200. You have FIOS so you get HD. You really need at least
>> >>>a 9500GT or newer (GT220 etc) for vdpau to lower the load on the CPU. That
>> >>>CPU will work, but will be stressed if you are recording and playing at the
>> >>>same time.
>> >>I agree with everything Geoff said except the above comment about
>> >>needing VDPAU... My current main BE/FE is using the onboard Geforce
>> >>6150 LE ... Records on all three tuners (dual HDHomeRun + PVR-150) and
>> >>simultaneously plays back HD to our LCD TV just fine. CPU is an older
>> >>dual core Athlon (5200+ speed grade maybe?) but it's nowhere near it's
>> > The older nvidias are likely to not support modern video inputs.
>> >An 8x00 card can be had cheaply and is really the bare minimum of what
>> >you want to be dealing with these days.
>> IIRC, the 8x00 series are designed to work with AMD CPU's and the
>> 9x00 series with IBM. The OP has a Core2 Duo.
> I ran my original 8400 with my Core2Quad with no problems.
> With the exception of a few notable cases where combinations of
> hardware including the video card caused spontaneous combustion, the
> CPU and GPU are entirely independent components.
Yeah, that stuff about 8400's being "designed for" AMD is garbage. For
the most part the 8xxx's and their corresponding 9xxx model are the
same architecture, sometimes with a die shrink as a result of a
manufacturing process change.
For playback of HD-PVR recordings, VDPAU acceleration is almost
essential. It will also allow you to use VDPAU's excellent
For MythTV purposes, consider:
With several limitations:
(also Ion and Ion 2 systems fit in this category)
With some limitations:
8500 GT / GS
9500 GT / GS
With very few limitations:
With no limitations that come immediately to mind:
All of these cards provide suitably low heat / noise. I haven't listed
the faster cards because they're too hot and noisy.
The GT 420 is currently a bit hard to find (the 430 seems commonly
available), but I'd keep an eye out for it over the GT 220 as they
seem to be launching at a similar price.
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