[mythtv-users] Re: Building a myth box,
wanna look over my components?
gordon.rimac at gmail.com
Wed Dec 15 17:01:08 UTC 2004
On Wed, 15 Dec 2004 01:21:36 -0600, Derek Gathright <drgath at gmail.com> wrote:
> NForce2 is bad? Wow, really? That what I've had others suggest to
> me. Anyone else wanna chime in?
I had bad luck with an Abit NF7 (nForce2) board. I was using it on my
backend and had system freezes frequently (hard lock). It ended up
being the PVR-250 cards and/or the ivtv drivers. Once I removed them
the NF7 has been rock solid as a front-end and the tuner cards have
been working fine in an ECS motherboard (SIS chipset) on my backend.
> I read through everything else and I thank you for your
> suggestions/experiences. The "wife-proofing" and WAF will be a big
> factor, though not for me, but rather my dad, as this will be his box.
> Which brings up the other question... while I've heard many people
> say their wives loves their myth boxes, has anyone has bad experiences
> with the novice of the house unable to ever grasp Myth? I've had a
> partially functional myth box and it seemed extremely easy, but like I
> said... looking for maybe some other input here.
Unlike most of my techno-gadgets, my wife has become a big fan of
MythTV. She loves the Via EPIA frontend I installed in the bedroom a
few weeks ago so much that she has given me the go ahead to axe the
Tivo on the main TV :) One really nice side effect of Myth is that it
is handling TV/DVD/MP3/CD she no longer has to mess around with
selecting different inputs on the TV and receiver so things have
gotten alot simpler for her.
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