[mythtv-users] hardware compat question?
beww at beww.org
Fri Mar 24 22:24:03 UTC 2006
I missed the fact that you said "Frontend", so a lot of my comments
are irrelevant, but "feature creep" often makes us want to do more
than we originally started out with, so ...
On Mar 24, 2006, at 3:13 PM, Brian Wood wrote:
> On Mar 24, 2006, at 2:51 PM, Al McIntosh wrote:
>> I am considering using the following board for a simple frontend. Has
>> any one used one?
>> QDI KuDoZ 7
> The IVTV site says that "some older Via chipsets" had insurmountable
> problems with DMA. I don't know what they mean by "older" but I
> suspect a Socket-A board might qualify. Check out the IVTV site for
> more info.
> Note also that the AGP port is only 4X, although I don't really think
> that would be a problem.
> The USB ports are only v1.1, if you wanted to connect a backup hard
> drive you would do a lot of waiting. You would also not be able to
> use a USB capture device, although with room for 5 PCI cards that
> shouldn't be a problem, or a USB 2.0 PCI card is cheap as well.
> If you can get a red-hot price on it I'd give it a try, otherwise I'd
> go with a Socket 754 or 939 AMD board. A socket 754 Sempron would be
> about the same price and would have an upgrade path to an Athlon if
> you need it later. Socket 939 boards are probably going to drop very
> quickly when the M2 mobos hit the market later this year.
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