[mythtv-users] Building new Mythtv Box
jedi at mishnet.org
Mon Jan 10 19:15:35 UTC 2011
On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 11:43:49AM -0500, Joe wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 11:35 AM, R. G. Newbury <newbury at mandamus.org> wrote:
> > Ditch the Nvidia 6200. You have FIOS so you get HD. You really need at least
> > a 9500GT or newer (GT220 etc) for vdpau to lower the load on the CPU. That
> > CPU will work, but will be stressed if you are recording and playing at the
> > same time.
> I agree with everything Geoff said except the above comment about
> needing VDPAU... My current main BE/FE is using the onboard Geforce
> 6150 LE ... Records on all three tuners (dual HDHomeRun + PVR-150) and
> simultaneously plays back HD to our LCD TV just fine. CPU is an older
> dual core Athlon (5200+ speed grade maybe?) but it's nowhere near it's
The older nvidias are likely to not support modern video inputs.
An 8x00 card can be had cheaply and is really the bare minimum of what
you want to be dealing with these days.
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