[mythtv-users] Intel/ION Lack of PCI Slots & Mythtv

Greg Cope gregcope at gmail.com
Fri Oct 2 09:03:10 UTC 2009


Hi All,

Looking at a replacement Myth box - present one is 5 years old and is
displaying tin rot issues (random lock ups/reboots).  My disks are
also 4 years old.  However I am not one to replace will-nilly.  I also
need to do an OS update.

The ION platform looks like a good low power solution (this is
important to me as I pay the bill), however with the Atom Intel seem
to have put the kybosh on having more than one PCI slot - grh.

The Nettops look like a good price, as you get a motherboard, ram, DVD
drive, PSU for around 200 (motherboards alone are 100+).  However
they have no PCI slots at all.  And I could throw in a USB disk

I presently use 2 PCI Nova-T's and would like dual tuners.  I also
have a Sat aerial and am thinking about DBV-S2 HD in the UK at some
point.

Anyone have a view on replacing Nova-T's with a Hauppauge WinTV
NOVA-TD Dual DVB-T Tuner USB 2.0 stick on a ION platform with USB
storage?

Greg


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