[mythtv-users] Suggestion for using nforce2 board for MythTV HTPC.
davatar at comcast.net
Mon Mar 15 16:18:21 EST 2004
They are great boards, and will do all of that, but how well under linux,
last time I checked not too well.
I have a geforcefx 5200 and I'm still running a driver from ~5 releases ago
because tv-overscan is broken on every release after that :( I'd imagine the
IGP has the same problem.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Wagener" <brian at shoptalkforums.com>
To: <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 3:27 PM
Subject: [mythtv-users] Suggestion for using nforce2 board for MythTV HTPC.
> I am in the planning stages for building a linux HTPC/server, and want to
> make sure the hardware I put together is compatible with the software I
> have available. What I have been leaning towards is using a nforce2 board
> with IGP, and a mobile XP cpu. So I have a few questions about using the
> nforce2 board. First about sound, I read that there is 2 southbridge
> chips, MCP and MCP-T, and only the MCP-T can do AC-3. Is this true? This
> computer is going to be hooked up to an external surround sound reciever,
> and I want to have surround sound from movies that are in AC-3, and be
> able to have mp3's played on all speakers. Can I do this in MythTV?
> Now about the video. I don't want to have to run X, since the only output
> is going to be MythTV. I have read that I can run MythTV displayed in a
> framebuffer using QT Embedded, will this work with the nforce2 IGP?
> If the answers are yes for the above questions, and suggestions for a
> nforce2 mobo that has these features? IGP and MCP-T, TV Out,Passive
> Adjustable vCore.
> Thanks in advance,
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