[mythtv] Help please!
Thu, 12 Dec 2002 11:57:16 -0500
If I am using it only for the purpose of vdr why do i need a dvd? the video
out that is included isnt good enough of an out that I could get a decent
inexpensive video in card? then when that is set up get another decent video
in card to have pip and record 2 shows simultaneous?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Johann Klemmack" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2003 4:26 AM
Subject: RE: [mythtv] Help please!
> I would recommend against the SS40 unless price is a big thing. For $50
> more, you can get the SS41G, which is MUCH quieter (in google, type in
> "ss40g review noise" and most anything you come across will mention it),
> better performance, *AND* has an AGP slot (the SS40 does *not* - it has 2
> PCI). There are still a lot of PCI graphics cards out there, but I know
> nothing of them and would stay away unless you're really strapped for
> As for the noise, the BIOS on the SS40 has a software controlled fan,
> would keep the CPU temp up no matter what the processor is, so the fan
> be roaring.
> Other than that, system seems fine - except don't forget a DVD drive and
> proper video card. Some people go with an ATi All-In-Wonder or the Matrox
> G200/G450(?) which are graphics cards with a built-in tuner. Unless you
> like mucking around with drivers, though, I'd say play it safe and get an
> nVidia card with S-video out and a WinTV card. Unfortunately, that will
> fill up the 2 slots they have in the SS40g/SK41g computer.
> Of course, if money is no object (hahahah) you can get the brand spanking
> new SN41G2 from shuttle, with a build-in dual head nVidia GeForce4 MX
> built-in, and an nForce based mobo. So new you can't get it yet... oh
> If you're willing to have a mini-tower sitting by your entertainment
> (painted a nice matte black of course), you could save $50-100 on a
> case-mobo-proc barebones depending on where you shop and have more room to
> Just remember that if you can compress using MJPEG you'll be running
> 1.5G/hour of harddrive. A 80GB, 75 after system install still gives you
> hours of recording space and thats more than enough for me.
> Lastly, if you do go with a Shuttle mini-system, save yourself $10 and get
> an OEM processor - the Shuttle systems have a built-in CPU cooler that
> you'll want to keep.
> Good luck and e-mail me with what system you end up going with!
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: email@example.com
> > [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Derrick Rademaker
> > Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 2:44 AM
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: Re: [mythtv] Help please!
> > So then this system here would be addiquate for a system
> > http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.a
> > sp?sku=s45
> > 1-3032
> > and then add a tv in card?
> > and 120gb seagate barracuda
> > Do you recommend anything else
> > Derrick
> > > Note that all the above is just my opinion - and I'd stick it
> > in a Shuttle
> > > Online microPC, probably the SK41G
> > > (http://www.shuttleonline.com/specs2.asp?pro_id=155) (btw, anyone done
> > this
> > > on a Redhat/Debian system? How'd it work?) and you can have the whole
> > > system in a small, fairly quiet box for $700.
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