[vdr] VDR and MythTV

Kartsa kari at kniivila.com
Wed Mar 8 22:09:55 CET 2006

From: "Darren Salt" <linux at youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk>
>> On average under 3500 kbit/s = 1.5 GB/hour for most Finnish channels, at
>> least on DVB-T, and I doubt cable is any better here.
> That's 437.5kB/s.
> Let's double that to take account of PCI->memory transfer and processing 
> time
> taking a chunk out of disk I/O time and assume typical maximum IDE 
> bandwidth
> of 30MB/s on PII/PIII boards.
> That gives 35 channels.
> I'm not saying that this is in any way accurate, though :-)
But I'd say close enough. And I use SATA drive which gives a bit more 
throughput that IDE. Too bad I do not have more dvb cards to try this out :) 
And if I had I dont have enough free channels :)


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