[mythtv-users] Newbie questions
Benjamin J. Weiss
benjamin at birdvet.org
Wed Jul 6 17:06:26 EDT 2005
I've been trying to read everything, but I'm trying to get this set up
before I leave for a couple of weeks of military duty and I'm running
out of time. Please be patient with these questions if I haven't found
the answers where I should have.
Background: I've got an AMD Athlon 2100+ XP box, and I've put in an
Hauppauge PVR-350. I don't have it configured yet, as I'm planning on
upgrading the OS from CentOS-3 to CentOS-4 (I'm working on that part
now). I want this box to be in our family room, to act as our DVD
player / music center / PVR, basically as a back-end and front-end.
I also have a P4 3.0GHz machine running Windows 2000 (yeah, I know, but
it's easier to run games that way than to run an emulator) and it has an
MSI NX6600GT video card. I'd like this box to be a front-end. Due to
physical constraints, this box will have to be connected to the home
network via wireless.
1) Is there a windows front-end for myth-tv?
2) Would it benefit me to put another Hauppauge card in the Windows
front-end? If so, which one?
3) What kind of bandwidth should I expect to need if I want to play a
recorded show on the windows front-end? Will an 802.11g 54Meg
connection handle the load easily, or should I look at a more expensive
Pre-N router / card combo?
My plan is to (hopefully) have the box converted to CentOS-4 sometime in
the next week, then (again, hopefully) install mythtv using a repo
(atrpms?), and get it working in the next three weeks before I leave.
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