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Master Backend

  • ASUS A7N8X-Deluxe Mainboard
  • AMD Duron Applebred 1.8 GHz
  • 2 X Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-150 MCE (Fed by 2 Dish Network SD receivers with 2 serial IR blasters wired in parallel)
  • 512 MB PC266 RAM
  • 1 x 60 GB Samsung SpinPoint IDE HD (15 GB for root partition)
  • 1 x 250 GB Western Digital Caviar IDE HD [music etc. partition]
  • 2 x 250 GB Western Digital Caviar SATA HD (MD RAID0) [Video partition]
  • Conexant HCF PCI modem [for on-screen Caller ID]
  • Fedora Core 6, custom 2.6.20 kernel

Main Frontend

  • Gigabyte GA-7DX+ Mainboard
  • AMD Athlon XP 1800+
  • 512 MB PC266 RAM
  • 250 GB Western Digital Caviar IDE HD
  • SoundBlaster Live! Value (outputting SPDIF to Yamaha 5.1 DTS/DD Surround receiver)
  • MSI GeForce FX5200 128MB (outputting 480i Component Out to 32" Toshiba SD Tube TV)
  • Microsoft MCE remote + receiver (actually a really good remote)
  • Fedora Core 6

Second Frontend

  • Xbox, running Xebian 1.14

Major props to

  • Isaac and all the MythTV developers
  • Jarod Wilson for his excellent guide that got me to give Linux a shot
  • Axel Thimm for all his work at ATRPMS
  • the IVTV and LIRC teams
  • The folks at the Fedora Project, GNU, and KDE
  • Tribune Media for letting Myth users download via Zap2It
  • The generous MythTV users who take the time to give back

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