[mythtv-users] Intel Atom 330 as a backend
raymond at wagnerrp.com
Wed Mar 11 20:04:59 UTC 2009
Philippe Cherel wrote:
> Hi everybody !
> I'm planning to upgrade my mythbox and splitting it into a little backend for
> recordings and latter a new frontend. My needs are simple, I want a little box
> running 24/7 and able to record DVB-T in SD and HD with a max of two (or
> tree but it's very rare) channels at the same time and sometimes providing
> live tv to the frontend.
> For this purpose I'm planning to buy a D945GCLF2 motherboard with dual core
> atom, 1 Go of memory and a Hauppauge WinTV Nova-T 500 with dual tuner. I
> already own a 500 Go SATA drive.
> I'm wondering if someone has already done a backend with this kind of hardware
> and if it will be enough for my needs (I think it is but i prefer to be sure).
> Anyway thanks for any advice.
> PS : blame my english teachers for the mistakes ;-).
An Atom will work just fine as a backend, but do realize that you are
limited to one expansion slot (PCI), and you will not be able to
commflag HD channels in anything like realtime.
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