[mythtv-users] Time to take the next step...
MythTV_01 at appropriate-tech.net
Mon Nov 17 22:28:24 UTC 2008
At 02:09 PM 11/17/08 -0800, you wrote:
> VCRAddict <MythTV_01 at appropriate-tech.net> says:
> > That said, can you offer any suggestions for how to make that combination
> > work (if only temporarily, while a new/upgraded FE box is built), if it
> > turns out you are right about the 720p/1080i playback?
> No good ones.
> Recording profiles won't help with the HDHomerun or any ATSC input
> because everything's recorded verbatim; there's no opportunity in the
> recording food chain to "decrease video quality during encoding to
> reduce file size" or somesuch.
> People can and sometimes do transcode down HD recordings to something
> a less-powerful system can play back, but the transcoding process
> would take forever; much longer than a 1:1 ratio of recording to
> transcoding time, especially on your box.
> > do you agree that the proposed donor system -- to review, it's an
> > Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe mobo w/ AMD Athlon XP 3000+ (2.167 GHz actual
> > clock rate) CPU and 1GB DDR RAM -- *will* be more than adequate
> Yes. That's never been a question.
> Frontend: P4 3.0GHz, 1.5TB software RAID 5 array
> Backend: Quad-core Xeon 1.6GHz, 6.6TB sw RAID 6
> Video inputs: Four high-definition over FireWire/OTA
> Accessories: 47" 1080p LCD, 5.1 digital, and MX-600
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