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Hi, I'm User:Trogod and this is my first MythTV system

  • primary purpose is to record and watch over-the-air HD TV
  • also watch uploaded files, such as HD H.264
  • hopefully as simple to use as TiVo :)
  • onboard HDMI with video and sound through HDMI


see also [discussion]


Hardware that I've replaced (these items are no more)


  • newegg - tax kills the advantage of order from newegg
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118030
SiliconDust HDHomeRun Network-based Dual Digital HDTV Tuner Ethernet Interface - Retail
Item #: N82E16815327005
Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT12864AA800 - Retail
Item #: N82E16820148163
GIGABYTE GA-E7AUM-DS2H LGA 775 NVIDIA GeForce 9400 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128363
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Wolfdale 2.8GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E7400 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115206
Subtotal:	$451.95
Tax:	$41.81
Shipping:	$9.86
Grand Total:	$503.62
  • amazon - looks pretty good!
Sony Optiarc AD-7240S-0B 24X Dual Layer DVD+/-RW SATA Drive (Black) - Sony
SiliconDust HDHR-US HDHomeRun Networked Digital TV Tuner (White) - SiliconDust USA, Inc
Crucial CT2KIT12864AA800 2GB (1GBx2) 240-pin DIMM DDR2 PC2-6400 Memory Module - CRUCIAL TECHNOLOGY
Intel BX80571E7400 Core 2 Duo E7400 Processor - Intel
GIGABYTE GA-E7AUM-DS2H Core 2 Quad/ GeForce 9400/ Hybird SLI/ A&V&GbE/ MATX Motherboard - Gigabyte
Total: $466.61

I ordered the above HDHomeRun, memory, E7400, and motherboard from I ordered the Rosewill case, $55, and a Sony Optiarc AD-7200A-01, $27, from


pre-building Research notes



I started off looking at my local Fry's Electronics ( and noting which motherboards they had in stock and included an HDMI port.


240-pin DDR2 DIMM Banking:   2 (2 banks of 1)
Chipset:   nVidia GeForce 7100
DDR2 SDRAM Frequencies:   PC2-4200, PC2-5300, and PC2-6400
Error Detection Support:   Non-ECC only
Graphics Support:   PCI Express x16
Max Component Density:   1024
Max Unbuffered DDR2 SDRAM:   4096MB
Module Types Supported:   Unbuffered only
Supported DRAM Types:   DDR2 SDRAM only
USB Support:   2.x Compliant

System reports


when looking at cases,

  • check the rear panels for compatibility with motherboard
  • look at pictures of the supplied power supply and think about how to replace it!

assembly notes

some links

software-installation notes

System 0 Setup

System 0 Maintenance

System 0 Multi Boot setup

Scratch Area

System Type:		Single Processor	
Motherboard:		High End - Desktop	
CPU:		Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3000 MHz Wolfdale	
CPU Utilization (TDP):		85% TDP	
RAM:		1 Stick DDR2 SDRAM	
Video Card:		32MB or Less AGP/PCI Basic Video	
Video Type:		Single Card	
IDE HDD 7200 rpm:		1 HDD	
DVD-RW/DVD+RW Drive:		1 Drive	
PCI TV Tuner - Cable:		Yes	
PCI TV Tuner - Antenna:		Yes	
Regular:		1 Fan 92mm;  	
Keyboard and mouse:		Yes	
System Load:		90 %	
Recommended Wattage:		233 Watts


want to integrate with iPhoto


move videos into Mythtv's library so I can do commecial flagging

DAAP may be a dead end for iTunes

This page used to be called TrogodSystem1