[mythtv-users] New Backend recommendations needed
mdrons at ins.com
Sat May 15 16:14:27 EDT 2004
Yes, I am looking for a frontend and backend in one.
A lot of the motherboards have the IR port, but I can't find a case that
supports it. Any suggestions?
mdrons at ins.com
From: Thomas Lann [mailto:doctorubel at yahoo.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2004 6:09 PM
To: mdrons at ins.com; Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] New Backend recommendations needed
Do you mean a backend/frontend?
The reason I ask is that I would think that if you are
going to use it just for a backend you would not need
a remote control as well as TV-out, sound card and a
If you do want a backend/frontend, I like the budget
7NIF2 Nvidia2 chipset board. It has plenty of USB
ports as well as pretty good built in spdif sound and
For TVout you can spend about $35 on a Chaintech 8x
AGP 64MB GeForce 4 MX video card. It has a pretty
I'm sure there are a large amount of opinions on what
a good case is. I picked the Antec Overture because
it looks nice and is pretty cheap ($100). The
overture is a desktop case with a piano black finish.
It is put together to make alot of things easy and the
case quiet. The case comes with a removable hd bay
and a quiet PS. The front USB and Firewire ports are
also nice. The only drawback is its regular desktop
case size and it may be to long for a home
If your looking for a nice looking budget tower you
may want to take a look at the Antec Overture. It has
To get a remote you could get a second PVR250 that
comes with an IR remote.
I'm not sure if the ATI All in wonder is supported. I
remember reading somewhere about something of ATI's
that doesn't work.
The good thing about the above setup, is that you can
use Jarod's guide with it if you install Fedora.
I hope this helps a bit.
--- Mike Drons <mdrons at ins.com> wrote:
> I am looking to replace my backend with a new
> computer and looking for
> recommendations. I already own a PVR250 (OEM)
> version. I am looking for a
> motherboard that does it all. The PVR card does not
> have the remote
> functions on it.
> Built in LAN
> Built in Video/TV-out
> IR or something that will support a remote.
> Sound is optional, as I have a 5.1 sound card that I
> could use.
> USB would be nice
> Quiet case that fits into my look of the rest of the
> video equipment in my
> living room would also be a nice to have
> I would also like to run my ATI Wonder card in the
> backend as well, but
> could use a different machine if I can't find one
> with enough PCI
> I have looked at the Asus Pundit system, but it does
> not have the IR support
> on it.
> Thanks for any suggestions.
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