[mythtv-users] Mac Mini Frontend - HDTV Capable?
matt at amsvans.com
Tue Apr 26 14:42:47 UTC 2005
In this case, clock speed wouldn't mean much at all (at least compared
to x86 hardware). The G4 chip, even though it is "slower" is based on a
superior architecture. SO, I guess I was looking for someone with direct
experience with it.
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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Jeff Simpson
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 10:36 AM
To: Art Morales; Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Mac Mini Frontend - HDTV Capable?
> Actually, the MacMini should have enough power, assuming someone was
> able to optimize for it. So far, I don't think there are any
> optimizations in place for it, so it is doing everything the hard way.
> The video card and processor should be more than enough, and in fact,
> it is quite possible that this is where Steve Jobs is taking the Mini
> line to... just imagine a media center with that form factor and no
> significant fans... I need a tissue...
Not to start a flame war, but what is that judgement based on? From what
I've heard on here, only the highest end PC processors (2.8ghz+) are
able to decode & display HDTV without problems. The mac mini operates at
1.2 or 1.4 ghz. Not to say that processor frequency is the only factor
in the speed of a computer, but when it's THAT large a difference, I
can't imagine it can just make up for it with optimizations. Even if it
could, not many mac-based hardware optimizations seem to make it into
the linux OS.
> In any case, at least I hope so :)
I hope so, too, but I think it will have to wait until they get at least
the G5 into the mini. That's assuming that the 1.6 or 1.8ghz processor
is enough (which afaik is still unknown).
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