[mythtv-users] recommendation for new combined frontend+backend?

Tim Draper veehexx at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 08:07:58 UTC 2011

> Would the
> * 1.5 GHz AMD Turion II Neo, or the
> * 1.3 GHz AMD Athlon II Neo
> as found in the HP proliant miniservers manage to decode above streams?
> many thanks
>  Frank

not sure about the Neo's, i beleive they're the ultra-low powered (and
underpowered!) AMD chips, comparable to the intel Atoms. which imo is a no
go for a BE.
im running an intel E6550 (2.33ghz) on my BE and thats perfect. i've
managed to get that hardware down to 55w idle at the mains..... E6550, 2x
DIMMs, dual tuner DVB-S2, 2.5" 7200rpm HDD (with the DB on it), and a WD
Green 1TB hdd for storage, powered by an enermax Pro82+ 525w PSU.

i'm very happy with that.

the BE really needs to be a full-fat cpu to handle the requirements of a
full BE system (transcoding, advert detection etc). you can get the intel
core-i chips in 35w TDP vs the normal 65w TDP's. theres about a £10 GBP
premium on the 35w models.

i've actually just moved away from a combined BE/FE setup.
BE - E6550
FE - passive atom330 ion platform
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