[mythtv-users] mythtv box hw

Brian Donaldson brian.donaldson at gmail.com
Thu Sep 30 11:04:54 EDT 2004

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On Thu, 30 Sep 2004 15:16:23 +0100, Stephen Tait <tait at digitallaw.co.uk> wrote:
> At 14:29 30/09/2004, you wrote:
> >Hello!
> >
> >I guess this topic has been discussed about thousand times here, but as
> >mythtv-users list is not searchable (or where could I find the search for
> >it?) I'm asking anyway.
> >
> >I'd like to build my own mythtv box from following hw (plan to purchase):
> >MB & CPU: VIA Epia M10000 or MII 12000
> >RAM: 256MB
> >HDD: 2,5" 4200RPM ~40GB or 3,5"
> >TV: PVR-250 (or PVR-350)?
> Go for the 350 if you want to use the TV-Out and don't want it to tax your
> CPU. You'll find the box quite underpowered compared to, say, a mATX
> running an XP-M 2500. Transcoding to XviD et al will take  along time.
> >
> >I'm planning to use PCI ribbon-cable extender for TV-card, large heatsink
> >and custom made case to use this setup as fanless. No CD or DVD drive! My
> >goal is to have a box capable of recording shows with time-shift capable.
> >Also requirement is that if recording from TV, I would be able to view
> >already recorded shows from MPEG-2 and/or xvid format? Currently I own
> >Leadtek WinFast TV2000 XP Expert (Connexant 23880), could I use this card
> >for this setup?
> No, the EPIA boards only have one PCI slot.
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