[mythtv-users] System plans
Jarod C. Wilson
jcw at wilsonet.com
Thu Feb 5 23:51:47 EST 2004
On Feb 5, 2004, at 6:53 PM, Glen Johnson wrote:
> I’d like to put a back end in the basement with a couple capture cards
> to connect to digital cable boxes. Possibly add an OTA HD120 card
> later. I’ve got a Athlon1.4g with a 150gig drive and 512m ram. Looks
> like it should be up to the task.
Should be fine.
> Build 3 or 4 front end systems using the mini itxM10000 boards. Mainly
> use the system for TV, DVD, MP3, weather, FM radio and photos. Not
> interested in games.
> My questions. Are there any supported/suggested capture cards with
> composite and svidinputs that don’t have the tvtuner.
I believe any fully video4linux-compliant capture card should do.
> Don’t need tuners with digital cable and trying to save a buck or two.
You're not likely to save much getting tunerless cards, but good luck.
> Are the M10000 worth considering
Yes. Lots of folks use them.
> is the cpu and video powerful enough to play ATSC HD video.
Not even close. One of the people involved with the pcHDTV projects
recommends a HyperThreading P4 at 3.0GHz+.
> What kind of support is there for FM radio.
None in MythTV at this time.
Jarod C. Wilson, RHCE
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