[mythtv-users] mini-pci TV tuner cards

Andrew Plumb aplumb at gmail.com
Mon Dec 20 18:45:33 UTC 2004

Hi Everyone,

Next fun hardware question!  Which mini-PCI form factor TV tuner cards
have people had success running MythTV PVRs with?

VIA's upcoming EPIA N board looks like an ideal compromise between
going completely embedded-PC for a dedicated mythbackend machine, not
to mention the fact that it uses the CN400 which does both MPEG-2 and
MPEG-4 hardware decoding.  At 12cmx12cm (just under 4.75"x4.75") it
would even fit in a 5.25" drive bay slot.

See http://www.viaembedded.com/product/epia_N_spec.jsp?motherboardId=221

A few promising boards appear to be:


Worst case, there are mini-pci to pci adapter boards: 

...but that kind of defeats the purpose.

Follow-up question would be who sells your mini-pci card of choice,
either here in Canada or at least in the US?



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