[mythtv-users] coax spdif mobo recomedation ?
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.
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> 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 !
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