[mythtv-users] Epia MII6K vs MII10K for a Frontend
phil at river-bank.demon.co.uk
Sun Dec 12 17:20:26 UTC 2004
Thanks for that. How noisy is the 10000? Can you slow the fan down?
On Sunday 12 December 2004 4:34 pm, Adam Felson wrote:
> The 600 has 3/10's the floating point performance. That cpu at equal
> clock speed has 1/2 the FP performance.
> The 600 can play mpeg2 streams *if* you get the unichrome drivers
> working. It cannot play mpeg4 streams so if your backend has a dumb
> capture card with software mpeg4 compression, you'll have to transcode
> the mpeg4 files.
> I went with the 10000 because it can play mpeg2 and mpeg4 without using
> the unichrome drivers.
> On Sun, 2004-12-12 at 10:22 +0000, Phil Thompson wrote:
> > I'm slowly deciding on the components to use for a Myth frontend system.
> > I'm looking at the Epia MII boards (PCI slot for the DVB-T tuner,
> > probably a Nova, and a PCMCIA slot for wireless). There will be other
> > backends on the network so this frontend will only have to handle one
> > stream at a time - whatever the user currently wants to watch.
> > My question is about the CPU. The CPU utilisation figures I've seen
> > bandied around for the 10K with the Unichrome drivers suggest that it has
> > plenty of spare capacity. Therefore, would a 6K also do the job? The
> > advantage of the 6K is that it is fanless. Silent operation is important
> > - the box will replace a silent Pace dual tuner PVR.
> > Thanks,
> > Phil
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