[mythtv-users] MythTV with Vintage Gear
Andrew C. Stadt
acstadt at stadt.ca
Sat Nov 27 03:31:35 UTC 2010
On 26/11/2010 4:55 PM, aaron wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 26, 2010 at 16:30, Brian Wood<beww at beww.org> wrote:
>> But it did once actually produce a picture from a Myth system, although
>> B+W and pretty soft (the CRT is pretty low on emission).
> Very nice. I can't come anywhere close to competing with that, but I
> have used my Myth system on my parents' Sony TV from 1980.
> The TV is 30 years old and we haven't had any problems with it. Sure,
> the picture's not the sharpest, and it has no direct inputs, and mono
> sound, but it still works perfectly. And I still think it has a better
> picture than the newer (though still old) Grundig TV they have in the
> The amp connected to the Sony TV (well... actually connected to the
> VCR... :) ) was my dad's old quad-channel, although it was replaced a
> few years ago with a surround-sound amp. The speakers are still the
> same Sansui set he's had for as long as I can remember (probably from
> the 70s, I'd guess)
> Myself, though... I had an old Sears TV that I got used from a friend,
> who got it used from someone. It was dying so a couple years ago I
> upgraded to a 40" Samsung (one of the first 120Hz models, I think).
> The only vintage gear I'm using is my AthlonXP 2800+-based Myth system ;-)
Not doing it anymore, but when I was doing my initial myth setup
(0.17?), I wasn't sure how the WAF was going to be, so initially had it
hooked up my grandfathers old Zenith console TV, one of their first
colour units. As I recall, I had to hack together a svideo to composite
adaptor (just an old s-video cable with a capacitor to filter it) to an
rf modulator to hook the darn thing up to the TV, and some ancient
stereo receiver. It worked surprisingly well, but as the WAF increased,
so did the budget for the project, and all the parts ended up getting
This thread has me wondering what I did with that old TV...
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