User:Paguru

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Glozzo

My MythTV box, 'glozzo'

This is my MythTV box (combined frontend and backend)

  • Case: Barebone Asus Pundit AH2-ID2 (Asus M2N8L board with nVidia MCP51 chipset, onboard GeForce 6150, oboard Realtek ALC86-DTS sound)
  • CPU: AMD Athlon64 3800+
  • Memory: 512 MB Kingston ValueRam DDR2-667
  • Harddisk: Samsung Spinpoint 160GB
  • DVB-S Card: Technisat Skystar 2
  • DVB-T Card: Pinnacle 300i
  • USB WLAN-Stick: Netgear WG111v2

Glozzo is running Kubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn (32bit).

I like the Pundit case, it looks smart, it's small and it's cheap. No need for a fancy HTPC case.

Instead of a remote control, I use a small wireless (RF) keyboard (Periboard 703 from www.perixx.com), which works very well. It has a couple of media keys that I have mapped to MythTV keyboard commands. I also have a Logitech Harmony 555 programmable remote, but I have not yet bothered to configure it properly for MythTV (anybody have a good configuration?)

The Pundit is usually pretty silent. It has a controlled CPU fan (Cool'n'Quiet), which I replaced with a 80mm NoiseBlocker fan (the original fan made a very silent, but slightly bothering high-pitched squeal). Together with powernowd, the CPU runs at 1GHz and 30°C with the fan hardly spinning most of the time.


MythTip

MythTip is a project I am currently working on - well, more an idea of a project and some prototype software.

The idea is: a TV recommendation system for MythTV.

After doing some research on the subject, I found the following starting points: