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?
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).
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.
It's the sort of system we run at our school, 6 inputs / 3 cards = every freeview channel on record 24/7.
Only a thought though,