[mythtv-users] Best Motherboard for Front End HD Entertainment
chrisribe at gmail.com
Fri Oct 19 19:29:27 UTC 2007
You would be hard pressed to find a new motherboard that isn't
"Linux/mythtv-HD" friendly. HD playback is mainly dependent on the
processor and the video card. If you are looking for integrated video, AMD
motherboards with integrated nvidia video are probably the way to go,
although HD playback is reportedly now possible with integrated Intel video
and bleeding edge drivers.
If you want onboard firewire, I suggest limiting your search to motherboards
with onboard firewire.
newegg.com is a good place to start looking.
On 10/19/07, Matthew Dansereau <matthew at dansereau.com> wrote:
> Many PC's are too bulkey / Noisy for the Living Room
> I have seen a few posts about Low profile cases, etc.
> I haven't seen any posts on the best Mother Boards all in one / chipset /
> firewire, etc.
> I am looking for a good motherboard that has most of the compatible
> components with Linux.
> Firewire is very important. I belive that a lot of AV will be leaning on
> IEEE. I have heard rumors that the IEEE ports are enabled on a few cable
> boxes including Comcast's.
> Small cases are great & all but if the MB that is integrated doesn't have
> enough features you run out of room fast.
> Colling / Fans are another issue.
> I would even consider (heaven forbid) using a Dell 270/620 etc.
> I'm not really set on anything at this point but towers just seem to be
> overkill & pretty ugly in a living room.
> I would consider a single backend with raid and 4-10 tuners (and store out
> of site) and then front ends / thin clients at every tv eventually.
> I'm thinking short term it is probably better to find a Linux/mythtv-HD
> friendly motherboard. USB QAM tuners seem to be one way to deal with lack
> of add-on-card-space.
> Any Idea's urls etc? Remember, I'm mainly asking about motherboards.
> Thanks everyone!
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