[mythtv-users] Re: Impossible to choose Motherboard?

George Styles george at ripnet.co.uk
Fri Dec 10 18:13:28 UTC 2004

Could myth include a script which dumps out all the relavent info about 
someones machine, which could be put on a wiki somewhere along with the 
success rating of MythTV?

It would have to dump out distro, chipset, tv card chipset, sound chipset, 
video chipset etc


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lane Schwartz" <dowobeha at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 5:12 PM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Re: Impossible to choose Motherboard?

> On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 15:27:37 +0000, Drew Zerdecki <dzerdecki at gmail.com> 
> wrote:
>> Thanks for all the help!  At his point, no HD for me, but I do like
>> overkill so I usually price high and if can't muster the $$$ I step back.
>> 1.  Is CPU (AMD/Intel) a matter of preference at this point?  I've
>> always had Intel with no problems?
>> 2.  What about Intel socket types?  socket 468, lga 775.... Which?  Just
>> look for hyperthreading.
>> 3.  Re chipsets, are they all fine by themselves it's just  that you
>> have to check for incompatibilities once you pick what else you are
>> going to get?
>> Thanks again.  I think I am going with a 5200 for s-video out (which
>> manufacturer?) and pvr-350's also just in case.  Or one 250 and one 350?
> Well to start with, you almost certainly don't need 2 350s. If you
> plan to do video-out through the 5200, then you probably don't even
> need 1 350. Really, the only reason to go with a 350 instead of a 250
> is to display video-out through the 350.
> On to the other questions...
> 1. Mostly, yes. Really, since you're not planning on doing HDTV, I
> wouldn't even focus on this question. I would start with a list of
> features that you're looking for in a motherboard. Using those
> features, create a short-list of mobos that fulfill those
> requirements. Then, if it's still relevant, worry about whether you'd
> prefer AMD or Intel.
> 2. Same advice as for #1. (Again, assuming you're not doing HD) Your
> Myth box does not need to be a power machine. Some people on this list
> are using 600 MHz Epia processors. Others are using PIIIs. You're
> gonna be fine with pretty much any modern socket/processor combo.
> 3. Some mobo chipsets are just not very good for use in a Myth box.
> I'm not sure which ones, but a search through the archives should help
> you weed out the bad apples.
> HTH,
> Lane
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