[mythtv-users] Advice on Proposed setup UK DVB-T
nico at youplala.net
Thu Feb 14 20:17:51 UTC 2008
On Thu, 2008-02-14 at 17:49 +0000, Adam Retter wrote:
> Tuner card - Hauppage WINTV-NOVAT500 looks pretty good as it has dual
As long as you get the latest drivers, it's working like a champ.
> but it doesnt have hardware encoding - how much extra CPU
> power do I need for encoding two streams simultaneously?
Zero, as the TV is broadcasted in MPEG2 and the stream is just dumped to
disk without any processing.
You will need to decode it in software, using the general purpose CPU.
But it's not that taxing for SD.
> CPU - I can get either a AMD Sempron, a mobile processor which I
> assume means less power, less heat and so quieter cooling :-) Or an
> AMD Athlon dual core - what should I be looking for here?
> Memory - I assume something like 2GB will be fine?
Say 1 GB, and that's already an overkill.
> Hard Disk - anything SATA 2 and large will be fine I guess?
The Western Digital GP disk look great as far as noise is concerned.
I'm getting on 1 TB.
My setup had the same requirements as yours, without any media anywhere
on the network, all is on-board. My CPU is an overkill for SD, but it
was a gift.
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