[mythtv-users] Looking for a Media PC system
myth at dgreaves.com
Sun Jul 11 11:28:21 EDT 2004
> David wrote:
>> My plans are to get my new system in stages. First, get the PC (big
>> enough to do the the job). Then when that is paid off, I was going to
>> get a 23' Wide screen LCD tv/monitor (the BenQ FP231W looks great). I
>> am willing to spend a bit on it but I do not have a bottomless barrel
>> either. Therefore I need a video card capable of dealing with
>> resolutions of 1920x1200.
>> Is this going to be a dedicated Myth PC for the lounge? Or a desktop
>> that you watch the TV on?
>> You probably don't _need_ very high resolutions unless you are going
> It is going to be mine (all mine, just mine. In my room. No kids.
> mine,mine,mine). I want it to be my everything (PC, TV). Complete
> with a huge monitor. It will be set up in my bedroom for my viewing
> and computing purposes. Violators will be politely shot.
I'd suggest Fedora or Debian then (maybe Gentoo if you like stroking the
KnoppMyth is for dedicated Myth systems but may be a good 'get you
> I am that friend that people come to for the free tech support (well,
> actually I did get a bag of blue berries yesterday, and some york
> peperment patties last week).
Yeah, _someone_ owes me some blueberry muffins (I think...)
Build one then - much more control than buying one - and you can get a
far sexier case.
Dig about the past months postings (I take it you found the list archives?)
Also have a look at the wiki (www.mythtv.info) if you like wikis :)
> I notice in the HOW-TO's that my distro of choice (SuSE) is not
> covered (bummer). I did start out with Mandrake but the latest version
> I tried (9.0) was broken and I couldn't get it working. I never have
> gotten Red Hat/Fedora to work (ever). SuSE 9.0 worked out of the box
> with very little tweaking (sound was a small issue).
That goes away with decent hardware. Fedora works - there are hundreds
of people using it with Myth and Jarod's (Fedora) guide seems to be far
and away the most robust keystroke by keystroke guide to getting things
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