[mythtv-users] prebuilt pvrs for developers benefit?

Dex West dexwest at yahoo.com
Mon May 3 18:11:17 EDT 2004


Yeah agree Jarod's guide is awesome, but it doesn't
cover all hardware configurations, so as people get
systems working with other hardware maybe they append
how-toís to Jarod's guide?

As for Knoppmyth I apologize I've seen it referred to
in posts but haven't spent any time investigating its
features.


--- Scott Francis <scott.francis at newisys.com> wrote:
> Already there...Knoppmyth
> 
> http://mysettopbox.tv/knoppmyth.html
> 
> Unfortunately my successful build write-up is
> Jarod's guide.  I followed it to the "T" and it
> worked like clockwork.  Thanks Jarod :)
> 
> Scott
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org]On Behalf Of
> Dex West
> Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 4:19 PM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] prebuilt pvrs for
> developers benefit?
> 
> 
> I would agree the hardware is prohibitively
> expensive
> to sell a black box solution, but what about a
> software only solution?  If we could put together an
> install package that would install and configure a
> system.  Where the user only had to answer a few
> questions that would be a great idea!!  
> 
> Another suggestion for those who have built a system
> successfully and would like to give back they should
> write down the steps they took (similar to jarod's
> guide) and publish for others to follow.  
> 
> 
> --- Dan Morphis <dan at milkcarton.com> wrote:
> > Its not economically viable.  By the time you have
> a
> > nice looking case, 
> > quiet fans, hd and dvd drive, plus memory and
> other
> > stuff.  Your looking 
> > at > $500
> > 
> > Example using the cheapest components (all prices
> > quoted as shipped):
> > Case - ATC-610 $111.40
> > Gigabyte GA-7ZMMHC w/ Athlon Xp 1500 $68.89
> > PC2700 DDR 256MB $17
> > 100GB ATA100 $59
> > DVD Drive $32
> > Power Supply - Bunk ass house brand $6
> > PVR-250 $83
> > 
> > Now, all these components only cost $377, but in
> > real life; you would 
> > never want to put some of these components into a
> > computer.  Especially 
> > not one your going to have to support.  To get
> good
> > parts, your looking 
> > at > $525.  Now, couple that with the need for
> > support and to make a 
> > profit and your looking at a retail of > $650 per
> > unit.  Compare that w/ 
> > a TIVO Series2 140 hr.  That can be had for
> $321.26
> > Plus subscription. 
> > 
> > One other thing your going to have to deal w/ on a
> > production PVR is 
> > where to get the program guide data from. . .
> > 
> > I'm not trying to squash your dreams, just point
> out
> > that its really 
> > unfeasable right now given the current cost of
> > components.
> > 
> > -dan
> > 
> > sukeband at vzavenue.net wrote:
> > 
> > >Hey everyone,
> > >
> > >I know the subject of selling commercial mythtv
> > boxes has 
> > >been probably talked about to death, but
> I‚EUR(tm)d hate
> > to see 
> > >talents and skill of the major developers on
> this,
> > go 
> > >unrewarded monetarily. I‚EUR(tm)ve been playing
> around
> > with the 
> > >software for a few months now and, I feel like
> it's
> > nothing 
> > >short of brilliant. 
> > >
> > >Is anyone adverse to the idea of marketing
> prebuilt
> > systems 
> > >and having any some of generated go to the major
> > developers? 
> > >Does anyone see a fairly large market for these?
> If
> > this is 
> > >the case, I don‚EUR(tm)t see a problem taking
> advantage
> > of that, if 
> > >it went towards the betterment of the players in
> > the 
> > >community, especially the people that made this
> > project 
> > >possible?
> > >
> > >What are your thoughts on this guys?
> > >
> > >
> > >-Rob
> > >  
> > >
> >
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