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Dave's MythTV Page

I'm currently in the process of trying to decide what to do MythTV wise.

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.

The biggest question is whether or not the pcHDTV will capture HDTV over the S-Video port. If it will -- then we're in good shape -- The DVR will be toast, replaced by one or two regular HDTV set top boxes.

Starting out System (Total ~200 for now)

  • Combo Frontend / Backend
  • Probably a regular PC case.
  • Alongside my Comcast DVR (stupid DMCA)
  • Single HD-5500 ($129)
  • Something to do IR for a remote ($?)
  • 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)