[mythtv-users] Frontend questions
jyavenard at gmail.com
Wed Mar 25 03:37:39 UTC 2009
2009/3/25 Patrick Lorigan <pat711 at gmail.com>:
> 1. I'm currently using the IR receiver on one of my Hauppauge 250s and a
> Harmony 880 (emulating the Hauppauge a415 remote) to control my machine.
> Once I move the backend and tuners out of the room, I'll need to get a new
> IR receiver. Can anyone recommend a USB IR receiver that is well-supported
> by LIRC that will recognize my current remote setup with minimal
If you like Hauppauge, their MCE remote worked right away with little
> 2. Will a motherboard with an integrated Geforce 9300 or 8300 be enough to
> playback HD video (via DVI/HDMI), or do I need to go with a dedicated card?
> The machine will most likely have a Core 2 Duo E7400 (or comparable AMD
> chip), and 4GB or RAM. I'm currently playing back HD using a Geforce 5300
> without any problems on the backend machine (similar processor and RAM).
That processor is enough to play most HD using software decompression,
but thanks to VDPAU you could even say it's slightly overkill... a
9300 will do a great job there...
Why don't you get one of the new mac mini? it has everything you need:
it's tiny, virtually silent, comes with an IR receiver and onboard
can't get any smaller !
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