[mythtv-users] mythtv box not powerful enough?
nick.rout at gmail.com
Mon Jan 18 01:03:56 UTC 2010
On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 1:58 PM, Travis Tabbal <travis at tabbal.net> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 5:55 PM, Iain Buchanan <iaindb at netspace.net.au>
>> Hi all,
>> I've been setting up an old laptop as a trial mythtv box (frontend and
>> backend in one). I thought these specs would do for HD DVB-T:
>> * 3GHz HT P4
>> * 1.2G RAM
>> * 80Gb 7200rpm PATA HD
>> * ATI radeon 9600 / M10 (RV350) supported by xf86-video-ati
>> * Artec USB tuner
>> however it seems that it's fine for SD but HD is just a bit too much.
>> The CPUs are close to 100% and I get a regular prebuffering pause when
>> viewing HD.
> Swap the video card for an NVidia 8xxx or better and use VDPAU for playback.
> That should take enough of the load off that there is plenty left for
> backend and menu rendering.
Its a laptop!
I often see this, people set up an old machine as a trial, and are
disappointed, putting them off for life.
Not that this is an old machine I guess.
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