[mythtv-users] MythTV Install Documentation
brad+myth at templetons.com
Sun Feb 27 23:59:01 UTC 2005
On Sun, Feb 27, 2005 at 03:20:55PM -0800, Nav Jagpal wrote:
> I'm in the process of writing a step-by-step install document for MythTV.
> You can checkout what I have so far by visiting
> The document itself is written in DocBook, so the appearance can be
> changed easily using stylesheets.
> I would appreciate any feedback/advice etc. Also, if anyone wants to
> help, that would be great!
> If you skim the document, you'll see that I am targetting PVR-250. If
> anyone wants to add sections for other tuner cards, that would be
> great too.
An unusual set of hardware requirements then. With the pvr-250, myth
seems to run fine on as slow as a 600mhz celeron, possibly even slower.
Buying a pc to tv converter is also odd advice, since video cards
with tv-out are cheap and plentiful.
A PCI sound card isn't needed, onboard often works just fine.
Ethernet isn't strictly needed, dial-up connection is fine except for
downloading the software will take a while.
I think I would focus on the different common classes of Myth installation:
a) Turn an old, slow box into an SDTV mythbox. Soon, the pvr-150 will
be the recommended way to do that.
b) Build an high-power HD mythbox with new equipment
(2.8ghz range recommended)
c) Build a decent performance SD mythbox using previous generation
processors (1.5 to 2ghz) or better, and if sitting around, with
cheap raw capture card rather than pvr-x50.
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