[mythtv-users] mythtv box not powerful enough?
iaindb at netspace.net.au
Mon Jan 18 04:47:13 UTC 2010
Wow, thanks for the fast replies... I guess that's why I can't keep up
with the thousands of posts on this list :)
On Sun, 2010-01-17 at 18:18 -0700, Travis Tabbal wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 6:03 PM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com>
> Its a laptop!
> I often see this, people set up an old machine as a trial, and
> disappointed, putting them off for life.
> Not that this is an old machine I guess.
Yes, it's a laptop, no I'm not put off for life, and yes it is old (it
was super fast when I bought it :)
> How about the Broadcom Crystal HD?
Hm, interesting to know, but I don't think I'll go down that path. If I
have to spend money, it won't be on the laptop. I will relegate it to
some vpn server or something, and spend the money on the desktop.
> Even with offloading the playback, I expect a combined FE/BE on a
> laptop is going to have trouble with disk I/O with HD video.
how about if the laptop is just the FE - good enough then? mpeg-2 only
since I'm in Australia.
> If the OP is willing to spend some money, the Aspire Revo or similar
> would be a way to get a nice FE box. Still about $200US though.
willing to spend a small amount of money, yes. Preferably on the
desktop. I will need a video card and a hard disk. Maybe a PCI tuner
if it turns out to be better on the system than my USB one.
Any comments on this alternative as a FE/BE with a dual core 3GHz?
thanks again :)
Iain Buchanan <iaindb at netspace dot net dot au>
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