[mythtv-users] Just built MythTV, beginner questions

Maarten van den Berg mythtv at ultratux.org
Sun Mar 14 09:50:33 EST 2004

On Sunday 14 March 2004 10:13, Rudy Zijlstra wrote:
> maarten wrote:

> When using the main CPU for compression, this is underpowered. If using
> PVR-350 for TV-out and a PV-250 for second channel, it will work (after
> you get a bigger HD). Do join the ivtv list when you go that route
> though. The 350 gives a high quality output, but is a currently a
> challenge to get working. Quit satisfactory when it works tho....

Hm. I still have an unused, totally expensive Nexus DVB card lying around. 
I think I would want to go the high-powered-CPU route, rather than buy still 
more special hardware that can't be used for anything else.
I'll have to think about silent cooling then, but I already have some plans 
involving a dremel, and one papst 120 mm fan. :-)

> I am using an EPIA M6000 with a PVR-350 as main system.

Cool, those epia's are nice. I have one as firewall.

> >I have not had the cards' tuner set to the channels yet, since I don't
> > know how to go about that in a smart manner.  Do you have to do that with
> > Xawtv and record the settings used there for mythtv ?
> >I have an old but okay listing somewhere but it's Kwintv format, I have to
> >figure out how to translate.  Is there a quicker way than either of these
> > ? (I'm in holland, so xmltv doesn't take care of this, I reckon)
> Where in the Netherlands are you located? If in Essent territory, I can
> send you a patch which adds the Essent frequency layout to myths known
> frequencies.
> Without it you cannot specify frequencies used by Essent, or you have to
> use an external program to set the tuner.

Ah, does essent use a special range ?  No, I'm located in amsterdam (UPC)


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