[mythtv-users] Re: Via vt-310dp and c146
aplumb at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 16:57:12 EST 2005
...that Flexible PCI Riser/Extender, on the other hand, could do the trick!
On 11/30/05, Andrew Plumb <aplumb at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Geoff,
> Unfortunately, in the case of the C146 that riser card won't work; the
> riser card it comes with is actually two board connected by a couple of
> ribbon cables. That's probably how they get it to fit in this particular 1U
> case; it's not the one in the picture:
> Thanks for confirming my suspicions.
> On 11/30/05, R. Geoffrey Newbury <newbury at mandamus.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, 30 Nov 2005 09:47:16 -0500, Andrew Plumb wrote:
> > Hi Eliot (and mythtv-users),
> > >With respect to the C146, my PVR500 dual-tuner card was a shade too
> > long to
> > >install in the first (PCI2) slot of the dual-slot PCI riser card AND
> > fit
> > >back into the case; neither of the cards work if you put them in the
> > second
> > >(PCI3) slot. The PVR350 fits and works. What I haven't tried (yet) is
> > to
> > >install a "dummy" PCI card (like an old network card) in the first slot
> > and
> > >the PVR500 in the second. The problem is most likely with the riser
> > card,
> > >an active versus passive circuit design; the descriptions at this site
> > are
> > >what lead me to suspect that this is the issue:
> > >http://mini-itx.com/store/?c=3D8#p1902
> > Your problem IS the riser card.
> > Most PCI riser cards come with a small daughter-board which is intended
> > to
> > go into the motherboard's original PCI slot to pass the power and IRQ to
> > the riser card slot....Of course that does not work when you only have
> > one
> > pci slot!
> > Via make a 2 slot riser card which has active circuitry to obviate this
> > problem. I think that their riser is in fact intended for Travla cases
> > like the C146. I got mine from Logic Supply, Waterbury Vermont.
> > http://www.logicsupply.com >Accessories>PCI Riser Cards> Part name
> > PCIRISER2. That card may solve your physical fitting problem with the
> > PVR500 too.
> > This riser allows me to use both my PVR500 and pcHDTV3000 on my Via
> > SP130000.
> > Because my case (Silverstone LC11M) is designed for a physically
> > different
> > structure with an AGP card in the 'first' slot, I am using a flexible
> > PCI
> > extension (part name: Flexpci) between the motherboard PCI slot and the
> > PCI riser card.
> > This route can obviate a number of other problems too.
> > Geoff
> > On 11/30/05, Eliot Phillips < eliot.hackaday at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > I found your posts in the MythTV mailing lists archive. I'm
> > > considering putting together a MythTV box and really want to use the
> > > c146 case. How has it been working for you? Have you gotten your DP
> > > board off the ground yet? The only thing that is holding me back is
> > > the limited number of boards with DVI output. I should probably bite
> > > the bullet and assume that sometime in the future I'll build a
> > > frontend box with DVI for HDTV.
> > >
> > > Eliot Phillips
> > > Hack-A-Day
> > > http://hackaday.com
> > >
> > R. Geoffrey Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
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