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Anyone using HP T5720 or T5725 as SD MD?
« on: June 07, 2008, 09:03:41 pm »
Hello,

is anyone using a HP T5720 or HP T5725 thin client as a diskless media director for standard definition video on a VGA monitor?
In particular, I am wondering if MythTV frontend will run smoothely for standard definition channels?

I have been experimenting with a HP T5700 (1 Ghz CPU but inferior graphic card), and although I can play some videos smoothely, TV is not watchable (in standard definition) and will generate a load of around 6 on the box. Before spending the extra $$$ to test drive the T5720 (and possibly end up with one more useless box), I was wondering if anyone has already tried this?

How about using a T5700 with expansion slot and Nvidia graphic card?

Thank you!

Jean

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Re: Anyone using HP T5720 or T5725 as SD MD?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2008, 09:19:48 pm »
Media Directors are NOT thin clients, that hardware is way to light.
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