[mythtv-users] Re: New Digimatrix questions
cnlibmyth at gmail.com
Tue Oct 18 15:49:41 EDT 2005
On 10/18/05, Mike Frisch <mfrisch at isurfer.ca> wrote:
> On Tue, October 18, 2005 3:22 pm, Steve Adeff said:
> > was concerned more with processing power, but I think the Northwood can
> > had in speeds that will be able to playback this stream.
> 3.4GHz is the fastest S478 CPU that my local supplier carries, but that
> should be sufficient, shouldn't it?
> Is there nobody on this list using the Digimatrix for 1080i?
I have been researching the Digimatrix for quite some time. It can ONLY ONLY
ONLY use the Northwood core P4 procs. The max speed as I recall was only
2.8GHz (something like that). They stopped making these procs so finding
them might be difficult. From what I understand, the remote IR sensor
(onboard) is STILL included in the newer versions that have the plug in for
the keyboard IR. I have found a forum that is strictly for LINUX development
of this box.
Some people are using this as a backend/frontend machine. I think that is a
little silly personally. It is IDEAL for a frontend only machine. You have
10/100 and 1GBs Ethernet onboard. I would take out the WIFI card and the
"tuner" card. From what I hear, it's a piece and super difficult to setup.
It's got SPDIF optical out (all-be-it on the front). It can handle 1080i but
NOT 1080p. The video can be a challenge to setup for non linux users. I
would try and network boot it off of my backend. That way it can run with
out a HDD and be even quieter. All in all, an EXCELLENT project. Just my 2
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