[mythtv-users] Help with hardware questions...M2NPV-VM?
michael.tiller at gmail.com
Tue Dec 12 03:48:45 UTC 2006
On 12/11/06, Steven Ellis <steven at openmedia.co.nz> wrote:
> On Tue, December 12, 2006 4:25 pm, Michael Tiller wrote:
> > I'm looking at replacing the existing SiS based
> > motherboard + 2.4 GHz P4 combination in my current MythTV system with
> > following:
> > ASUS
> > M2NPV-VM<http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813131014
> > AMD Athlon 64 X2
> > 3800+<http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103733>CPU
> > A 1Gb
> > PC4200<http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145525
> > module.
> Excelent HW platform. Very simlary to the level we use in myPVR V2. You
> will be doing MPEG2 based HDTV so this setup should be fine. If you were
> looking at H264 HDTV you might want to bump the CPU up as at the moment
> the FFMPEG H264 decodere is a little slow.
Bump up by how much? I doubt I would make the jump, but I'm just curious.
> My main concern here is with HD playback. The motherboard seems like a
> > good
> > HTPC motherboard because of the onboard NVidia 6150 (w/DVI connector), 6
> > channel audio, etc. I would also assume (based on the
> > wiki<http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/XvMC>)
> > that the processor should be up to the task as well.
> Yeah it is quite good, but some XvMC issues on HD Sized frames. Glad to
> see you are going for 1Gb. We ship with 512 which is fine for SD.
What kinds of XvMC issues? Also, is XvMC required? I would not think so.
Ideally I would like a system that will play HD without XvMC. If I can get
XvMC working well enough, then all the better (more CPU for transcoding and
commercial flagging while I watch).
We used to use the Asus A8N-VM CSM boards which are similar to the FoxCon..
> The nice thing about the M2NPV-VM is it has Component video as well as
That could be an issue. Good point.
> Finally, I'm assuming I can drop this in and an already installed Ubuntu
> > will still boot up without being upset in the switch from an SiS chipset
> > and
> > Intel CPU? Or, am I going to need a special AMD64 version of Ubuntu?
> No need to go 64bit at the moment. We ship myPVR with a 32bit OS at
Excellent. This is an important point. Thanks.
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