Building a Media Centre PC - what spec?
So I'm finally going to build a media centre PC and I don't want to spend more than I need to.
So, I am planning on using a BlackGold BGT3600 dual DVB-S2 + dual DVB-T2 receiver card.
If I want to record all 4 channels at the same time, this would obvious be a bit of load on the CPU.
I also want it to handle playing back BluRay.
So, what spec CPU would handle this well?
Would the i3-3220T handle it ok?
Re: Building a Media Centre PC - what spec?
Could you send me info. Could be cheaper than investing in clickview 24/7.
Not really linked to the specs, but you mention recording 4 channels at once. Have you considered getting equipment/software that can record multiplexs instead of channels?<br />
There's 6 multiplexes in the UK currently ( DMOL - Listings (post switchover)
) and by recording your 4 multixples instead of channels you'd effectively get 40+ channels (if you pick average of 10 per mux).<br />
Most pvr software can decode them to individual channels now, ( things like mythtv etc anyway Record multiple channels from one multiplex - MythTV Official Wiki
), then you can record pretty much all the channels or at least however many you want on each mux you're using.<br />
It's the sort of system we run at our school, 6 inputs / 3 cards = every freeview channel on record 24/7.<br />
Only a thought though,<br />