[mythtv-users] backend 4x pvr250 MB advice

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Fri Jul 30 10:54:32 EDT 2004

Steven wrote:

>  Personally though I'd spread
>> the PVR-250's out amongst the frontends (and this would also give you 
>> flexbility in that you'd have the ability to swap one or two out for 
>> digital cards - I don't think Linux/Myth likes you mixing TV cards 
>> with DVB cards).
> I guess I could put a pvr250 in a frontend but that would mean recording
> and playback over nfs at the same time for live-tv (the frontends have
> to be diskless). Anyone doing this?
> It would also mean using a bigger case for the frontend. I was going to
> use silverstone LC05 cases but they won't hold a pci card.

Keep your frontends the way you like it.  If you have trouble with the 
backend holding too many cards, just build another backend to offload 
the bus.  With a PVR-250 they can be very low-end systems and don't have 
to be anything fancy at all.


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