[mythtv-users] Newbie hardware purchase question
reynolds at cs.duke.edu
Tue Mar 9 02:20:46 EST 2004
On Mon, 8 Mar 2004, KMF wrote:
> o output to non-HDTV standard televisions o input from cable
> (currently analog) or DVD
> o simultaneous record and playback, pause live TV (is it also
> possible to pause live TV while recording?)
Recording requires a tuner, and live TV requires a tuner. So to do both,
you'll need two tuners. You can get a PVR-350 and PVR-250 (no need for
two PVR-350s). If your system is 2GHz or better, the second tuner can be
a bt8x8, and you'll save about $100.
> o system placed in living room so silent and relatively low
> power consumption (?)
There have been several threads about pretty cases, keeping heat down, and
quiet cooling systems. I have a Shuttle SK41G with an Athlon XP 2400+ and
am pretty happy from a noise/heat standpoint, but lots of other options
work well, too.
> o IR control for "everyday" use
Several threads about that, too. The PVR-350 comes with its own remote.
If you prefer more flexibility, buy (or build) a serial or USB IR receiver
and train it to work with one or more other remotes (one you already have,
a universal, a Tivo remote, whatever).
> o Uh, good support for Linux/Myth
Well, yeah. :)
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