[mythtv-users] Re: motherboard selection
martin at chipsandpeas.com
Thu Jan 29 11:13:16 EST 2004
basically, yes. I have an M6000 and with the MPEG2 decoder doing all the
work, the CPU sits at about 25% for liveTV.
I use a DVB card (Nova-T) instead of the analogue PVR250, so i can't say
what CPU usage the PVR250 requires (does it have an on board MPEG encoder?).
Nick Breau writes:
> So is the m6000 powerfull enough for all mythtv functionality including
> liveTV ?
> so if i went it an m6000, PVR250, 512RAM and 120gig hdd and case I'd be
> ready to rock and roll ?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "martin north" <martin at chipsandpeas.com>
> To: <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2004 11:39 AM
> Subject: [mythtv-users] Re: motherboard selection
>> Nick Breau writes:
>> > I'm looking at building a myth box using a via epia board... If I'm
> using a pvr-250 tuner what would be the cheapest/low-cost via epia board I
> could get away with ? Are there any other micro mobo's that have everything
> built in like the via epia ?
>> > thansk,
>> > Nick.
>> The EPIA-M6000 (although the EPIA-M II is now out which has the addition
>> a PCIMCIA/CF slot at the back).
>> The M6000 board has the MPEG2 hardware decoder and the advantage of having
>> passively cooled CPU on board, which means it is nice and quiet.
>> If you are planning to do a lot of Divx/MPEG4 stuff through you really
>> should get the more powerful M10000 (although it is a fan cooled CPU)
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