[mythtv-users] Help with hardware questions...M2NPV-VM?

Steven Ellis steven at openmedia.co.nz
Tue Dec 12 09:23:15 UTC 2006


Michael Tiller wrote:
> On 12/11/06, *Steven Ellis* <steven at openmedia.co.nz
> <mailto: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 the
>     > following:
>     >
>     > ASUS
>     >
>     M2NPV-VM<http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813131014>Motherboard
>     > 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>Memory
>     > 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.

Hmm. Not sure. I'm out by atleast 20% on an X2 3600.

>
>     > 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
>     <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).

Just based on some messages on the Knoppmyth Wiki. Nothing personal

Steve

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