[mythtv-users] Building a Basic MythTV box

Michael Weinbergs - Network Administrator Michael.Weinbergs at wridgways.com.au
Fri Dec 9 00:38:54 EST 2005


>Well, I'm in America, so we don't have the advantage of those fancy  
>DVB cards you get. I'm working with a "dumb" capture card (Digital-to- 
>analog card).
Should still work.
I have analogue card working too... Just get much better reception with
Digital..
Comments from anyone?

..
>Yeah, I should have realized that, but I wasn't sure if MythTV was  
>going to go all weird if I changed filesystems on it.
Shouldn't affect where the files are saved - unless you have a VERY Slow
disk.. (read: swapfiles etc). Suck and SEE!

>Ahh, well, then we *may* have a problem.
Why is that? If you have a piece of copper cat-5 cable connecting your
backend to the XBOX.. Even at 10MB you should have *some* bandwidth... I
haven't tried a 10Mb cable connection - normally if you can do 10Mb on your
cable you should be able to squeeze 100Mb down it.. Might need more
information about your cabling config.


>Now we DEFINITELY have a problem. We only have an 802.11b system, and  
>our wired network is only 10 Mbits anyway. Aside from completely  
>redoing out entire network, any suggestions? 
Don't even bother with 802.11b - it really doesn't work (I've tried it)..
Upgrade to 802.11G and you will be fine.. The problem is that 11Mb is not
reall 11Mb - it is MUCH less... Not enough bandwidth.

>Also, if my front-end  
>and back-end are different machines, is it still possible to do live  
>TV viewing?
Absolutly - that's exactly what I have been doing for some time.. Works
fine.
(My backend system is in the garage, with a copper 100Mb 50ft run to my
hub/frontend)

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