[mythtv-users] Running mythbackend on a low-power device

Quinten Steenhuis qsteenhuis at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 18:54:08 UTC 2012

That's interesting, which SheevaPlug device do you have? It looks like
there a couple variations based on the reference design.

On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 1:22 PM, Tyler T <tylernt at gmail.com> wrote:

> I use a SheevaPlug for my Myth BE. I can record two HD shows from my
> HDHomeRun, not sure about 3 (I do have multirec enabled, so maybe I
> have... never checked).
> The thing about the Pi is the USB bottleneck for disk I/O. Worse, the
> Pi's network adapter is also routed through USB internally. CPU
> shouldn't be a problem, and RAM shouldn't be a problem (especially
> with the new 512MB Pi), but disk AND network I/O being shoveled
> through one USB host controller would probably choke.
> The Pi aside, some other ARM device (NAS or Sheeva) with eSATA/SATA*
> ought to have the I/O grunt you need for a BE. The Pi could still be a
> separate FE, albeit running XBMC since Myth doesn't support the Pi's
> OpenMAX video acceleration yet.
> * Not all Sheeva and cousins have SATA, check the specs to be sure.
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