[mythtv] Couple Newbie Questions

Jeremy Oddo mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Thu, 14 Nov 2002 13:03:44 -0800 (PST)

> On Thu, Nov 14, 2002 at 11:34:15AM -0800, Jeremy Oddo wrote:
>> Sadly, I'm using on-board sound :(  I downloaded Mandrake 9 last night
>> (I pulled down the 1.8GB pretty fast!) and I burned the ISOs to CDs
>> this morning.  I'm going to try a MythTV install under Mandrake as
>> I've heard it's easier than RH8, at least as far as ALSA goes.
> Since you're using onboard audio, your time would be better spent
> getting a real sound card.  They are quite inexpensive now, and the
> quality is far superior to onboard sound in my experience.
Sure.  I agree with you 100%...BUT...this is a TEST machine.  I need to
see how everything is going to work in order to determine if I want to
build a nice TV-component-style MythTV box (ie: how it's going to work
with my digital cable, and how I'm going to handle the IR stuff).