[mythtv-users] Best Motherboard for Front End HD Entertainment
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Fri Oct 19 20:30:03 UTC 2007
The BioStar site this unit shares memory (video & main memory). Does that
affect video performance?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Doug Young
> Sent: Friday, October 19, 2007 3:34 PM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Best Motherboard for Front End HD
> On 10/19/07, Matthew Dansereau <matthew at dansereau.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 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.
> That probably means you want a built in nVidia chipset so it
> has full compatibility
> > 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.
> Honestly, that depends. You talk about separating backend
> and frontend, and if that's an option, your -backend- needs
> firewire, but it doesn't have to be a motherboard that fits
> in a low-profile case...
> > 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
> > 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.
> I'm looking at the Biostar TF7050-M2 motherboard. It has
> oodles of builtin USB ports, HDMI, S-Video for SD out, an
> S/PDIF header, etc.
> The only thing lacking is Firewire support. My backend,
> however, supports firewire, so I don't need it on my
> frontend. If you search gossamer, several people have
> reported good experiences with this board.
> Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138061
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