On Friday Cannon PC
demoed a system recording
from six CableCARDs all at once, while playing back a recording and the
system didn’t skip a beat. This was demoed in the YouTube video,
but I got some higher resolution screenshots of Media Center showing the six
streams at once.
Given the system resources that they had to spare, what do
people think the max number of tuners would be?
Considering local playback most likely added from 5-10% on ~35% of the
CPU being used, I think this shows that processing speed is no longer a bottle
neck for Media Center PCs. So the
question is which dies first, USB throughput or the hard drive(s)?