[mythtv-users] Hardware Setup Suggestions

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Sun Jul 22 08:37:48 UTC 2012

On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 7:46 PM, Douglas Hayman
<douglas.hayman at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am looking at motherboards for a mythtv front end (version 0.25).:
> Zotac IONITX-P-E (fan on the CPU)
>     CPU: Intel SU2300 @ 1.20GHz, passmark rating 912
>     Graphics: NVIDIA ION, 16 stream processors
> Zotac IONITX-T-U         (fanless)
>     CPU: Intel Atom D525 1.8GHz Dual-Core, passmark rating 715
>     Graphics: Next-Generation NVIDIA ION 512MB DDR3 video memory, 16
> stream processors
> This is to go in a bedroom so I would prefer fanless. I am planning on
> mounting it on the back of the TV in a fairly open arrangement.
> Any advice on whether the CPU speed on the fanless version is likely
> to be a pain?
> Any other options that will keep the overall cost under a few hundred $?

Providing vdpau can decode ALL of your HD video, it should be fine. If
you need to rely on the CPU for the odd HD video, you will run into
trouble. The CPU should do pretty well all your SD video (although
vdpau will do most of it too).

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