[mythtv-users] What hardware do I need to be able to dualrecord using Comcast cable?
jedi at mishnet.org
Fri Oct 17 13:50:06 UTC 2008
On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 03:08:24PM -0700, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> Over the past day or two, lots of people wrote:
> > Nothing to do with hardware required to be able to dual record using
> > Comcast cable.
> I tend to measure everything in terms of my happiness. I've been much
> happier with my 2.5TB storage and not transcoding than with my 500GB
> storage and transcoding all my video.
Video takes up quite a lot of space. This is aggravated by a number
of factors involving the practices of broadcasters and cable providers.
The key thing with any recording system is actually getting to watch what
you record. Multiple conflicting interests driven by multiple conflicting
people make the problem even more interesting.
500G is not likely to cut it. Until relatively recently, having
2.5TB of storage space wasn't necessarily a viable option either.
My churn in a month would represent 2.5TB or more.
Being an old Tivo user, the transcoding doesn't bother me so much.
OTOH, even back then I didn't have a device with only double digit recording
> 1. My machine runs quieter and cooler since it's not constantly
> processing video so I can underclock the processor and spin the fans
> 2. My playback is better because my frontend machine couldn't handle
> transcoding + playback + commflag all at the same time.
> 3. My network is happier because I'm only commflagging on my slave
> backend instead of transcoding as well.
> 4. Quality is as good as it gets - I put tons of money into this
> system so I want the best video I can get (within reason).
> The reason why there's a little checkbox next to Allow Transcode Jobs
> is because some people want it on and some want it off.
Yes, choice rocks.
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