[mythtv-users] Want some advice on first MythTV build
beww at beww.org
Fri Jun 16 09:24:43 UTC 2006
On Jun 15, 2006, at 10:08 PM, Troy Beneke wrote:
> In a month or so I'll be putting together a MythTV box to work in
> conjunction with my first foray into non-broadcast TV.
> About the only thing I currently have is a couple spare 120 GB
> drives and an old 2.4 GHz B revision P4. I'm looking to build
> something more quiet than powerful. It'll be used primarlily for
> the DVR functionality as well as MAME use. I'll know I'll be needing:
> Case (something that I can put in my living room) -
Silverstone makes some nice LR friendly cases, but so do others.
> Mobo -
Any decent board's OK. Make sure you have enough PCI slots for your
capture cards. I would personally stay away from VIA chipsets as some
have DMA issues which can mean a lot to a Myth system.
> RAM (not sure how much to get) -
512 should be OK, 1GB is better
> Video card (thinking one of those fanless GeForce FX5200) -
> DVD burner -
Just about anything will work, if it works in Linux it will work with
Myth. I'd stay away from slot-loaders though.
> PS (thinking about a seasonic 330W) -
Supposed to be a good unit, personally I'd go with more watts though,
depends on how many drives you intend to have.
> Tuner card (don't have an HDTV) -
Hauppauge PVR-150s for analog cable, satellite or NTSC off-air. For
digital I'm not sure.
> Any suggestions? Am I missing anything?
Consider a separate sound card if you have a good audio setup,
doesn't have to be fancy.
The PVRs have remotes, but you might want something that integrates
with whatever other A/V gear you might have in the LR.
Have fun, you will not miss the commercials :-)
All the above are strictly personal opinions, check this list's
archives. The "what works" fora on the Knoppmyth and MythDora sites
can give you a good sense of what does and doesn't work as well.
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