[mythtv-users] Hardware selection and usage questions.

nate s nate.strickland at gmail.com
Wed Dec 1 06:44:04 UTC 2004

1. I believe myth can be used without the tv featrues (though I
haven't tried it; anyone care to back me up?)

2. I believe I remember a couple via epia systems that have s-video + spidif.  


On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 19:54:28 -0500 (EST), mythtv at rune.net
<mythtv at rune.net> wrote:
> I'm new to the list, but have looked through much of the archives. I have
> 2 basic questions that I can't seem to find a definitive answer for.
> I am planning on setting up MythTV to primarily be a storage device for my
> DVD collection. Recording TV is not needed at this time, although, I may
> add that feature later. Is there any docs to show how to get MythTV to
> work without the requirement for TV tuner cards and channel information.
> Everything seems to revolve around the TV feature.
> I am also looking for the best motherboard to use as a frontend. I would
> like to a board with S-Video out as well as digital audio out (optical or
> coax). I would like to hvae a small form factor, so MicroATX is probably
> best. The consensus seems to favor the nForce2 boards as having the best
> quality of video and audio support, but I cannot find a board with both
> S-Video and digital audio out onboard. I have seen mention of the ASUS
> Pundit system, but I really dislike the digital out on the front.
> Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> thanks!
> -Randy
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