[mythtv-users] mythtv noob - hardware questions

Chris chasejunk at optonline.net
Wed Feb 18 01:01:22 EST 2004

On 2/17/2004 6:19 PM, Jarod C. Wilson wrote:
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> On Tuesday 17 February 2004 13:52, rook at homesonphones.com wrote:
>>I've been looking at mythtv for awhile and have decided to finally try to
>>create my own.  I'm new to linux as well, but feel as though I'm pretty
>>familiar with system configuration and setup.  I also have some friends
>>familiar with linux that I can ask for help.  My main issue is making sure
>>that the hardware that I have or will buy is supported.
>>Here are my requirements:
>>-Use my existing Dell Dimension 4100 as much as possible
>>  -1.0 Ghz
>>  -256MB RAM (I don't have a problem upgrading this)
>>  -40GB HDD
>>-Digital sound
>>  -standard RCA is required (optical output desired as well)
>>  -Dolby Digital 5.1 at least (DTS preferred)
>>-S-Video out
> All possible. I'd upgrade the RAM and get a bigger hard drive.
> [deleted]

Why upgrade the RAM?  What are the memory intensive applications under 
Mythtv that would push the need beyond 250MB?


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