[mythtv] I'm getting excited...

Alexander (Sandy) McKinney mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Wed, 9 Oct 2002 15:12:00 -0400


Howdy,

First, hats off to Issac and others working on this project.  This sounds
like
exactly what I've been looking for.

I am in the middle of building a quiet PC in a fancy case with VFD display
for
specific use as a PVR and media hub.  It has to be easy so my wife will use
it.
I'm still waiting for my PSU and CPU fan to arrive.  I don't have a spare
machine, otherwise I would already be trying this baby!

I've used Linux for a variety of work-related projects, but have not got
into
it with the 'depth' necessary to be really comfortable.  Now I'm hoping to.

Few of questions:
 - Is the DVI output on various GF4-based cards fully supported in Lunix?
Maybe
   this is a dumb question and it 'always' works...  I just don't have any
   experience.  Specifically I am planning a new TV with a DVI input that
this
   box will be connected to.

 - Anyone using RAID 0?  Is it well supported?  I was planning on the Asus
A7V333
   with raid if anyone has thoughts on it.

 - Here's a wild one...  Anyone with experience with M-audio sound cards,
like
   the Delta Audiophile 2496?  These are high-end sound cards that are used
often
   in HTPC in the Windows world.

I'm also a software engineer, and will (hopefully) have time to contribute
to
this project.  I was originally thinking of VFD (ie LCD) support but it
looks
like that is covered.  The other thing I could do, although maybe of limited
interest to most, is Sony S-link support.  I have a slinke box
(http://www.nirvis.com/) that basically converts RS-232 to S-link protocol.
The slinke box was mainly for people with big CD-carrasals, but works with
other Sony equipment too.


Alexander (Sandy) McKinney

P.S.  For those interested in AV stuff, I would highly suggest
www.avsforum.com.
      There is a HTPC forum with Linux supporters there, but the majority or
      people are Windoze-centric.