[mythtv-users] Recommendations

Dennis B. Hopp dhopp at coreps.com
Sun Dec 26 14:50:56 UTC 2004

I'm toying with the idea of building a mythtv box.  Budget is not as big 
as I would like, but what can ya do...

Anyway, I was thinking of getting the PVR-250 (the PVR-350 seems to have 
too many problems with the TV-OUT to justify the extra $40-50).  What 
card do you guys recommend for doing TV-OUT?  Also do you think a K6-2 
500 Mhz proc is enough (will have 384MB of RAM, maybe 512, not sure what 
I have laying around)?   The only thing this box will do is act as a 
media center (with it's primary objective to be a TV-Recorder, and live 
tv).  It will connect to a DirecTV receiver (which has a low speed data 

Total budget is probably around $500...included in that I need to get 
the PVR-250, a card to do TV-OUT and a decent sized hard drive (probably 
60 or 80 GB to start with).


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