[mythtv-users] Athlon xp 2000+ enough for HD backend server?
mache at creeger.com
Thu Oct 19 16:07:50 UTC 2006
I stand corrected.
At 09:06 AM 10/19/2006, you wrote:
>On 10/19/2006 11:44 AM, Mache Creeger wrote:
> > I use an Athlon 2200+ XP for my SD frontend/backend system and it runs
> > great. Given that the HD tuners to not have hardware MPEG encode,
> > while I cannot say for sure, I would think that your sub 2Ghz
> > processor would not have enough horsepower to keep up with the HD
> > stream. Given what I have read, I think you will need a processor
> > that runs at 3Ghz or above.
>The HD tuners don't need encoders. HD is broadcast in mpeg2 and are just
>streamed to the hard drive. I was recording HD on a 900 Celeron before
> > -- Mache Creeger
> > At 08:22 AM 10/19/2006, Alan Marchiori wrote:
> >> I have an old Athlon 2000+ KT600 chip set with 512mb of DDR266 Ram;
> >> if I add a HD 5500 or HD 3000 tuner (and a big hard drive) will it be
> >> able to record HD + serve HD data to 1 front end client at the same time?
> >> This would be for my 1st MythTv setup, and I'd like to keep it cheap
> >> as a proof of concept--Maybe upgrade later as needed to support
> >> recording 2 HD channels + 3 HD frontends.
> >> Any advice for a cheap but nice looking frontend setup would be
> >> appreciated also. I was hoping to keep it under $300-400 for the
> >> frontend (ebay!).
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