[mythtv] MythTV PC - Any warnings?

tarek Lubani mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Sat, 07 Dec 2002 15:33:46 -0500

My experience with the C-Media 8738 was not good, though I don't know how 
much would have to do with the maker and how much with the chipset..

In any case, the big problem was HORRIBLE signal to noise on the line-in, 
so recording SUCKED!!

One can *easily* find a SB Live for < 20 bucks.. go for that.. I did, and 
the chicks are all over me now..

Oh.. 2 pci slots.. One can make due then, no doubt..

tarek : )

>Speaking of onboard sound... has anyone had any experience with the C-Media
>8738-PCI-6CH/LX chipset?  It is listed as:
>5.1 speakers, C3DX positional audio in 6CH speaker mode
>HRTF-3D positional audio, Direct Sound 3D and A3D interface
>It has linux drivers:
>I'm trying to be very careful here because the box I'm looking at is a Small
>Form Factor box and only has 2 PCI slots, one of which will contain a
>capture card.  So I don't want to end up with a bunch of hardware onboard
>that is useless and run out of slots.  The box is the Shuttle SS50, which
>can be had for about $200.