[mythtv-users] Shuttle SN45G <-- Line In connector and Duplex Audio capable?

Cliff Draper Cliff.Draper at Sun.COM
Wed Jan 28 02:40:24 EST 2004

From: Nathan Reeves <nathan_reeves at yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 21:59:58 -0800 (PST)
> Just wondering if anyone is using a Shuttle SN45G as
> part of their Myth setup.

I got the SN45G for Christmas.  I've been pretty pleased with it.
Though, I'm using it exclusively as a hard-driveless remote frontend.

>  Two questions that appear
> to hang over this model is whether the unit has a line
> in connector

Yes.  It has line in, line out (up to 6 channel line out), SPDIF in,
and SPDIF out.  And the line out & SPDIF out plugs are on the correct
side (the back side that is).  I was able to get ALSA almost working
on line out rather quickly.  I say "almost", because every now and
then (every 5-30 minutes), the audio would start to stutter.  I then
spent a long time trying to get SPDIF out to work with ALSA, and
eventually figured out ALSA's cryptic way of doing it.  But, that didn't
fix the stutter problem.  I switched to nvidia's official OSS based
driver, and it works great for line out, but MythTV doesn't work for
SPDIF out (probably something to do with the SPDIF out only supporting

> and whether the sound card is capable of
> duplex audio.

Don't know.  Never tried.

> Been looking at purchasing this for my setup, but I'm
> currently using a WinfastTV XP 2000 card which
> requires a passthrough cable for audio.

I very much like having my noisy backend in a different room from my
TV.  I recommend it.

Cliff Draper    Sun Microsystems, Forte Tools
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