[mythtv-users] DTV HD and myth
richardwoelk at yahoo.ca
Wed Jul 18 05:01:48 UTC 2007
Brian Wood wrote:
> Chris Ribe wrote:
>> I'm not aware of any HD-capable capture device, Myth compatible or not,
>> that sells for less than several thousand dollars.
>> If you know of such a device I'd love to hear about it.
>> This one is $349....
>> This one is $995....
>> This one appears to retail for under $2k....
> Thanks. I guess I'd heard rumblings that such devices were getting
> cheaper. I'd seen some units marketed by Avid that were *almost*
> reasonable but this is getting affordable.
> Looks to me as if these units just capture uncompressed video, it would
> take a pretty whomping box to do a good job of HD compression in real
> time, so I don't think these are practical for mainstream Myth systems.
> Thanks again.
For those of us who really want to capture HD, here's some info I found
digging on Google
A dual Opteron 252 (2.6Ghz) took 80% cpu power to capture 1080i60
It also took up 6.9GB for 1 minute of video, which works out to 117MB/s
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