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*[http://www.antec.com/us/support_productInfo_details.php?ProdID=15738 Antek Fusion Case]
 
*[http://www.antec.com/us/support_productInfo_details.php?ProdID=15738 Antek Fusion Case]
 
*[http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=K9NBPM2-FID&class=mb MSI K9NBPM2-FID Motherboard]
 
*[http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=K9NBPM2-FID&class=mb MSI K9NBPM2-FID Motherboard]
*[http://www.amdcompare.com/us-en/desktop/details.aspx?opn=ADO4200IAA5CU Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (65W)] with 512MB RAM
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*[http://www.amdcompare.com/us-en/desktop/details.aspx?opn=ADO4200IAA5CU Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (65W)] with 1G RAM
*Maxtor SATA 200MB Hard Drive
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*Two hard drives with 1.25TB storage
*[http://www.pchdtv.com/hd_5500_right_down.html PCHDTV HD-5500 Capture Card]
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*[http://www.pchdtv.com/hd_5500_right_down.html PCHDTV HD-5500 Capture Card] (not currently being used)
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==Software==
 
==Software==
 
*[http://www.gentoo.org Gentoo Linux]
 
*[http://www.gentoo.org Gentoo Linux]
*[http://www.mythtv.org MythTV] 0.20
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*[http://www.mythtv.org MythTV] 0.22
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==Timeline==
 
==Timeline==
 
Most of my stuff shipped on November 14, 2006.  I started doing the basic installation on November 16th.
 
Most of my stuff shipped on November 14, 2006.  I started doing the basic installation on November 16th.
 
My initial bootup attempt was to boot from a flash memory stick, since I have no DVD nor floppy to boot from.  Setting up a LiveUSB media stick was a huge challenge.
 
My initial bootup attempt was to boot from a flash memory stick, since I have no DVD nor floppy to boot from.  Setting up a LiveUSB media stick was a huge challenge.
==Service Providers==
 
I started off with [http://surewest.com SureWest Broadband] but found that they used an [http://www.aminocom.com/products/ipstb/aminet110.html Amino AmiNET110] box, which does not provide a digital signal, and it's not practical to convert this to a digital signal for recording.  The CABLE OUT side doesn't produce HDTV.  So, I ordered [http://www.comcast.com Comcast Cable] and I'm anxiously awaiting installation.  They are using a [http://broadband.motorola.com/consumers/products/dct6200 Motorola DCT-6200 Cable Box] with firewire support.  I intend to use the capture card to capture the unencoded digital signals, and use the firewire port to catch the rest.
 
  
I ordered Comcast, and they dug a trench on the day after Thanksgiving, cutting my Surewest fiber and leaving me without service for days.  Wish me luck on getting a refund.
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I started off with [http://surewest.com SureWest Broadband] but found that they used an [http://www.aminocom.com/products/ipstb/aminet110.html Amino AmiNET110] box, which is an IPTV box.  For HDTV, you only get composite outputs, no digital signal.  Back in 2006, support for IPTV was really limited, so I switched to [http://www.comcast.com Comcast Cable].  They are use a [http://broadband.motorola.com/consumers/products/dct6200 Motorola DCT-6200 Cable Box] with firewire support that's been in mythtv forever.  This worked really well for almost two years.  (Of course, Comcast dug a trench on the day after Thanksgiving, cutting my Surewest fiber and leaving me without internet access for days, but that's another story).
==Issues==
 
HDTV works fine.
 
Looks like I need to use a IR blaster and grab the standard AV output of the SureWest box.  Not sure what to do about HD yet, other than use the OTA signal.
 
==Resolved Issues==
 
Originally, I was getting NO signal on the v4l side of things on pcHDTV 5500, just static. I finally got the signal problem resolved! There were two things needed:
 
- install the 'tuner' module
 
- add "options cx88xx tuner=47" to /etc/modules.d/dvb
 
  
[[Category:User_Systems]]
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In June of 2008, I decided to investigate the IPTV support for Surewest.  It's clear their DVR is lacking but their signal is awesome.  I spent some time in early June sniffing their network and checking what was going on.  The net result was the [[SureWest IPTV]] doc.

Latest revision as of 04:49, 26 June 2010

Hardware

I currently own the following:

Software

Timeline

Most of my stuff shipped on November 14, 2006. I started doing the basic installation on November 16th. My initial bootup attempt was to boot from a flash memory stick, since I have no DVD nor floppy to boot from. Setting up a LiveUSB media stick was a huge challenge.

I started off with SureWest Broadband but found that they used an Amino AmiNET110 box, which is an IPTV box. For HDTV, you only get composite outputs, no digital signal. Back in 2006, support for IPTV was really limited, so I switched to Comcast Cable. They are use a Motorola DCT-6200 Cable Box with firewire support that's been in mythtv forever. This worked really well for almost two years. (Of course, Comcast dug a trench on the day after Thanksgiving, cutting my Surewest fiber and leaving me without internet access for days, but that's another story).

In June of 2008, I decided to investigate the IPTV support for Surewest. It's clear their DVR is lacking but their signal is awesome. I spent some time in early June sniffing their network and checking what was going on. The net result was the SureWest IPTV doc.