[mythtv-users] coax spdif mobo recomedation ?

Steve Frank steve.frank at bevcore.com
Mon Sep 13 17:35:36 EDT 2004

Dave, perhaps consider something to convert SPDIF optical to coax as an
outboard device. I did a quick google and found this:


It's $26.  You'll find far more options with optical SPDIF outputs on
motherboards than coax.

I've not used one of these, but it's a fairly simple digital conversion,
would probably work great for you and open up more options.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org 
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of dave johnson
> Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 2:21 PM
> To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> Subject: [mythtv-users] coax spdif mobo recomedation ?
> i have been looking for a motherboard with the following 
> criteria and am having a difficult time narrowing it down.
> -integrated 6-channel audio with *coax* spdif out -integrated 
> graphics (vga out to X1 projector, dvi not a requirement) 
> -integrated 10/100 nic -at least 2 ide channels ata100 or 
> higher -usb 2.0 (for remote dvd unit in veiwing area)
> -4 or more pci slots (full size atx case in attic)
> i was looking at the msi K7N2GM2-LSR since the additional 
> SATA support would allow me to ditch my power-edge raid 
> controller card and raid 1 boot drives and replace with a 
> pair of larger/cheaper SATA drives and use the onboard raid, 
> which would knock me a pci card so the 3-slots wouldn't be as 
> much of an issue but i'm not sure of the SPDIF specs on this 
> board.  i need  coax spdif out because i already have the 
> wires run (and sealed) in the wall and can't do an optical 
> like the barebones pundit, etc.
> pci slots i need are for Technotrend DVB-S card, WinTV-HD, 
> BT848 (ixTV), and Dell PERC Raid controller (willing to 
> replace with SATA Raid if available on mobo.)
> someone told me that the integrated spdif on the wintv-hd 
> could be used for overall system sound out ?  if that's the 
> case, then i could ditch the onboard coax spdif requirement 
> for the mobo ?
> so many options, not sure where to start.  even tho it's all 
> supposed to work together, we all  know how these driver 
> incompatibilities only seem to surface once you have 
> everything and are scratching your head tryig to figure out 
> why it doesn't work.
> any suggestions ?   the machine will be used for typical htpc 
> use, as well as email archiving (Zoe),
> vpn to the house, accounting software for my small hosting 
> company (optigold)
> thanks !
> -=dave
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