On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 10:34 AM, Udo Richter <udo_rich...@gmx.de> wrote:
>> I was a little bit surprised to see in the specifications that it needs a 
>> CPU minimum P4 2 Ghz.
>
> Thats probably because you need at least an 2GHz P4 to boot windows and
> a virus scanner nowadays. The CPU and RAM demands should be not much
> higher than with an old SD FF card, as long as you only handle the
> encoded video stream like VDR does. The highest 'demand' is probably
> having an PCI Express socket already. (Not that PCI bandwidth wouldn't
> be enough either, but PCIE probably seemed more future proof and simpler.)

I seriously doubt virus scanners have anything to do with anything.
That seems more trying to take a cheap jab at Windows then anything
else.

Anyways, the requirements may be what they are because of what is
actually offloaded to the decoder.

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