Originally Posted by captain_video
I currently have two of the Ceton InfiniTV 4 cablecard tuners and two Hauppauge 2250 dual tuners in my HTPC for a total of twelve tuners.
What kind of CPU processing power do you need in order to handle multiple tuners?
It was mentioned in this thread that someone heard about using one core for each tuner.http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1407059
I recall someone using a lot of tuners & found this thread & thought I should ask here.
I'm in the early stages of putting together an entry level HTPC mainly for use as an OTA DVR. I have a mobo & was planning on getting a G620 dual core Pentium.
Ideally I would want to use a pair of dual tuner OTA cards such as the AverMedia AVerTVHD Duet. Their website states it requires an Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz with HT (Hyper-Threading). However the Hauppauge website states their dual tuner WinTV-HVR-2250 requires only a 2.2 GHz P4.
Could one brand possibly use a lot less processing power than the other?
They both refer to a P4 which is nowhere a current CPU, and maybe the Sandy Bridge G620 is way more capable and can handle 4 tuners.
Which CPU are using that can work with 12 tuners & do you think a G620 can handle 4 tuners?