[mythtv-users] Pundit Setup
ciaranj at gmail.com
Wed Sep 22 14:13:23 EDT 2004
That helps a lot :) Thanks for your time! I'll go for it then I reckon
:) you sure the 2ghz celeron's enough? I might up it just a bit to be
on the safe side anyway ?
On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 18:14:03 +0100, Ashley Bostock <abostock at gmail.com> wrote:
> They still have the original pundits on ebuyer.co.uk:
> I have the exact setup you are after, 2 dvb cards (nova-t) and it all
> works fine.
> I have the front and backend on the same machine (even have it turning
> auto itself on and off when its needed for recording a show), tv out
> works great on the original pundit. Mine has a 2ghz celeron with
> 256mb ram (64mb of which is used for the graphics card) and 160gb
> I can record 2 shows and watch a recording all at the same time
> without any problems. Also very quiet, can only just hear the fan on
> it from a meter or so away (unless you are thrashing the cpu, like
> compiling, but under normal mythtv watching conditions its more or
> less silent)
> I was thinking on moding it to put the optical out somewhere else
> other than the front, but havent had time to look into it yet.
> Hope that helps
> On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 12:31:48 +0100 (BST), Prash <prashk at staff.btltd.net> wrote:
> > Yes the only problem in pundit-r is the built in tvout which will not work
> > if you use a kernel>2.4 & use ati's closed source drivers.
> > The other option is experimental gatos.sf.net - I haven't got it working
> > on my fc2 because the source has not yet been migrated to Xorg.
> > However you can always use PVR350s tvout which works a treat but you cn't
> > adjust the overscan on X. Myth works great.
> > They've replaced all pundit with pundit-r in all my nearby stores but you
> > might get lucky.
> > > Hi, I've finally gotten around to building myself a nice little PVR
> > > for recording Digital Terrestrial signals in the UK.
> > >
> > > I did have my heart set on a Chaintech 7nif2 but these no longer seem
> > > to exist in the UK :( so I'm currently looking at using an ASUS
> > > Pundit-R. I'd like this machine to be both my front-end and backend
> > > box, with 2 Hauppauge Nova-t PCI cards in it. I understand that these
> > > cards strip an mpeg2 signal off the air, so am I correct in thinking I
> > > may be able to skimp on the processor?
> > >
> > > If so, does anyone have any experience of the hardware setup for an
> > > ASUS Pundit-R, i..e recommendations on the CPU type + speed to go for
> > > in my case? Has anyone fitted 2 Nova-t's into a Pundit (I've seen
> > > comments on websites that some full-size cards may have problems
> > > fitting in ? )
> > >
> > > Also the SP-DIF on the front, are there any easyish case-modifications
> > > that can perhaps shift this to the back or at least back/side ?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > - Ciaran
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