So I’m building a box SPECIFICALLY for Channels DVR and I have a few decisions to make....mainly, what CPU to buy.
If this desktop is to be used solely as a ChannelsDVR box, do I benefit with HyperThreading?!
From my understanding, HyperThreading is beneficial in minimizing idle time of your CPU when handling many tasks. But for an OTA DVR box (in which I am only watching 6 channels), there are very few tasks that need to be done, and it’s very rare that I have more than 2 recordings happening simultaneously.
In fact, things happen with ChannelsDVR only as things get recorded, as LiveTV comes from the SD Tuner. So, given that the most complex tasks that are demanded are to watch/record content, and detect commercials, and these tasks only happen as shows air, I am challenged to believe hyper threading is truly necessary.
Can somebody please provide some input?