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Brad is a Linux enthusiast, amateur radio operator (K8DBA) and Oracle database administrator in Dublin, Ohio, USA.


I'm currently running a single-box front-end/back-end system:

Software MythTV Suite 0.19
Operating System Fedora Core 4 Linux (IA32) 2.6.16-1.2069_FC4
Motherboard EPoX EP-9NDA3+, ATX, Socket 939 (NV nForce3 Ultra)
Processor AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 1GHz, HT, Socket 939
Memory Corsair XMS 1GB (2x512MB), PC3200, DDR400 Dual Channel
Sound Internal AC'97 Audio to Sony STR-DE998 A/V Receiver
Disks Hitachi 80GB SATA, Maxtor 300 GB SATA
Burner NEC 16X DVD Dual Layer, 48X CD
Video Rosewill RW5500-256D, 256MB DDR, AGP (NV GeForce FX5500)
Tuner Happauge WinTV PVR-500 Media Center Edition
Network Foxconn WLL-3350 PCI Wireless Adapter, 802.11g (Ralink RT2500)
Case Antec Overture II, ATX Desktop
Power Supply Antec SmartPower 2.0, 450W
Keyboard/Mouse Logitech Cordless Desktop EX110
Remote Sony Remote Commander RM-VL900
IR Receiver RS232
Cable Box General Instrument (Motorola) DCT 2000
IR Blaster RS232

Issues/To-Do List

  • Fix blue line on left side/top of TV display
  • Light snow on tuner inputs - need an RF amp?
  • LIRC config for cable box control and remote
  • Get sound to work with SPDIF
  • Play with WinMyth for a possible notebook front-end
  • Power management/standby mode