[mythtv] System Plans
Sun, 15 Dec 2002 07:52:06 -0800 (PST)
> System as it currently stands:
> Athlon 1.2 Ghz
I also have an Athlon 1.2 Ghz. Live TV is no prob. I have not tried
recording one show while watching another previously recorded show.
> Maxtor 40GB D740X HD
Go for as big as you can.
> I/O Magic PC PVR (Supposedly a Pinnacle)
> Pac Bell remote
> and has
> anybody used the IOMagic (or Pinnacle PCTV) TV card?
I have a Pinnicale PCTV Pro, which so far I like very much. It comes with
a nice remote that works from at least 15 feet away (and there are lirc
configs for it already). I did have problems with it in an ASUS A7A266
mobo, but turns out it was an mobo issue (documented at ASUS site) and
changing to A7V266 solved it.
> As for which distro of Linux, I think I'll try Debian, since that seems
> popular here. Any reason a newbie should pic another for a box that
> will be running MythTV and little else?
I would not recommend debian for a newbie (I've been using Linux for 10
years and I still shy away from it :-). I have had no problems with
Mandrake 9.0; easy to install, automatically detected my TV card and
installed Xawtv, and everything compiled just fine. The myth docs are
super for Mandrake as well.
I also have an SBLive, which has also worked just fine, no problems.