[mythtv-users] Where to put the power..

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Sun Mar 11 06:35:13 UTC 2007


On 11/03/07, Rich West <Rich.West at wesmo.com> wrote:
> Simple question (or so I think)..
>
> Is it better to have a dramatically better processor in your FEs or in
> the BE?

Frontend (aim for XvMC support too)

> And is the answer different if you are doing SD vs HD?

No, unless you are wanting to use multiple framegrabber cards in your
backend, which does require suitable CPU power. SD hardware MPEG2
capture cards, DVB/OTA HD card and FireWire do not require significant
power, neither does playback of SD material. HD playback is the
kicker.

Nick
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