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Located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Cable service from Comcast with HD.

Current Setup

I used to run a separate backend, but when the mobo fried on the old backend, I moved everything onto 1 box. It seems to handle all the tasks really well just by itself.


Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-M78SM-S2H
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+
RAM: 2GB 800MHz
Video Display Card: Nvidia GeForce 8200 IGP
Remote Control: MCE Compatible
Display: Sanyo PDP-42H2A, 42" plasma connected via DVI @ 720p
HDD 1: 1 x Maxtor 300GB SATA 3Gb/s. Used for OS and system software.
HDD 2: 1 x Seagate 1.5TB SATA 3Gb/s. Used for only recordings.
HDD 3: 1.5TB RAID5 over NFS. Used for music, movies, any other large files.
FireWire: SIIG Add-on card
Sound Card: On-board Nvidia with coaxial SPDIF
Sound Amplification: Onkyo HT-R510 6.1 receiver connected via SPDIF

Video Capture

  1. HD Homerun QAM x2
  2. Motorola DCT-6200 HD cable box via firewire


Distro: Gentoo Linux
Kernel: 2.6.29
MythTV: 0.21_p20877
Lirc: 0.8.6