[mythtv-users] Possible 'holy grail' of frontends?

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Wed Sep 7 00:39:35 UTC 2011


On Tue, Sep 06, 2011 at 07:33:02PM -0400, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 09/06/2011 06:59 PM, jedi wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 06, 2011 at 05:49:36PM -0400, Eric Sharkey wrote:
> >> On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 5:22 PM, jedi wrote:
> >>>     It's hard to know what the future will bring.
> >> That's the whole point of a general purpose CPU.  It can do anything.
> > ...assuming it's fast enough.
> >
> >
> >>>     My (cheap) asrocks might not "stand the test of time" but at least they
> >>> only cost me half as much as my previous generation of frontend hardware.
> >>>
> >>>     They were pretty simple to deal with too.
> >> The thing is, they're not that much cheaper than a regular
> >> put-together-for-you general purpose system, as long as you're willing
> >> to go for something slightly physically larger.
> >>
> >> E.g.:
> >>
> >> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883114094
> >>
> >> eMachines EL1352-07E (L-PT.NC902.004) Desktop PC Athlon II X2
> >> 220(2.80GHz) 4GB DDR3 500GB HDD Capacity NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE
> >> Windows 7 Home Premium
> > This thing is big slow and outdated.
> 
> By which you mean, "Slow compared to a faster Athlon II or a faster Core 

    By which I mean: It simply can't do the job.

    It is at best a marginal CPU for brute force decoding and is coupled to
an entirely inapproprate GPU. It's woefully outdated even if you aren't 
interested in GPU decoding.

    The search features on NewEgg really are better than that.


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