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= Dave's MythTV Page =
 
= Dave's MythTV Page =
I'm currently in the process of trying to decide what to do MythTV wise.  
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I'm currently in the process of trying to decide what to do MythTV wise.  This is a place for my ramblings, and planning.
  
My current setup is a Comcast Dual HD Tuner DVR.  And, I like my Digital Channels (like HBO, etc) in HD.  Unfortunately, it looks like I may not be able to keep those.  For now, this is just going to be an experiment.  I'd like to completely remove the DVR  . . . we'll see how it goes.
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==Current Setup==
  
The biggest question is whether or not the pcHDTV will capture HDTV over the S-Video portIf it will -- then we're in good shape -- The DVR will be toast, replaced by one or two regular HDTV set top boxes.
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My current setup is a Comcast Dual HD Tuner DVR.  It sucksI've owned a Tivo Series2, and a DirecTV Hughes DVR40 (DirecTivo).  They sucked much less.  Actually, my Series2 rocked, and was nicely haxxored.
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I like my Digital Channels (like HBO, etc) in HD.  Unfortunately, it looks like I may not be able to keep those.  For now, this is just going to be an experiment.  I'd like to completely remove the DVR  . . . we'll see how it goes.
  
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For now, I'm going to try to drop a MythTV box by my TV, and get my wife hooked on it.  If I'm successful, then, worst case, we can drop HD version of premium channels, and use a STB to capture the other channels analog.  So, we'd still get Rome, but no HD Rome.
  
== Starting out System (Total ~200 for now) ==
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* Combo Frontend / Backend
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* Probably a regular PC case.
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== Starting out System: Combo Frontend/Backend (Total ~$200 for now) ==
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I think the system below should be enough to hook my wife on MythTV. 
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* Probably a regular PC case. As much as I'd like something pretty, a nice case would double my cost.
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* Since I'm using a normal case, I'll need an IR Receiver ($?)
 
* Alongside my Comcast DVR (stupid DMCA)
 
* Alongside my Comcast DVR (stupid DMCA)
 
* Single HD-5500 ($129)
 
* Single HD-5500 ($129)
* Something to do IR for a remote ($?)
 
 
* Decent Video Card for display ($70)
 
* Decent Video Card for display ($70)
  

Revision as of 13:09, 13 April 2007

Dave's MythTV Page

I'm currently in the process of trying to decide what to do MythTV wise. This is a place for my ramblings, and planning.

Current Setup

My current setup is a Comcast Dual HD Tuner DVR. It sucks. I've owned a Tivo Series2, and a DirecTV Hughes DVR40 (DirecTivo). They sucked much less. Actually, my Series2 rocked, and was nicely haxxored. I like my Digital Channels (like HBO, etc) in HD. Unfortunately, it looks like I may not be able to keep those. For now, this is just going to be an experiment. I'd like to completely remove the DVR . . . we'll see how it goes.

For now, I'm going to try to drop a MythTV box by my TV, and get my wife hooked on it. If I'm successful, then, worst case, we can drop HD version of premium channels, and use a STB to capture the other channels analog. So, we'd still get Rome, but no HD Rome.


Starting out System: Combo Frontend/Backend (Total ~$200 for now)

I think the system below should be enough to hook my wife on MythTV.

  • Probably a regular PC case. As much as I'd like something pretty, a nice case would double my cost.
  • Since I'm using a normal case, I'll need an IR Receiver ($?)
  • Alongside my Comcast DVR (stupid DMCA)
  • Single HD-5500 ($129)
  • Decent Video Card for display ($70)


End System

  • Backend in Basement (probably on existing file server)
    • Multiple HD & non-HD tuner cards. I'm thinking a few pcHDTV HD-5500's
    • Some way to get encrypted HD (possibly S-Video input from Comcast STB)
    • Possibly buy some disks to turn second rack-mount file server into a dedicated MythTV backend, but that costs cha-ching
  • Front End in Living Room
    • DVD Writer
    • Really nice case w/nice LCD
  • Front End in Bed Room
    • DVD Player (not writer)

More coming soon -- Codemonkey 21:53, 12 April 2007 (UTC)