[mythtv-users] Need recommendation for upgradeable system

Stephen Boddy stephen.boddy at btinternet.com
Sun Feb 27 21:38:23 UTC 2005

On Sunday 27 February 2005 21:04, Chris Ribe wrote:

> On Sun, 27 Feb 2005 15:56:03 -0500, Matt Salerno <vagabondking at gmail.com> 
> > I am in the USA and planning on building a Gentoo MythTV system.
> > Currently I have the standard Direct TV with no HD since I don't have
> > a HD tv yet.  I am working on putting together an Intel 3.0ghz/512meg
> > system to plug into my entertainment system.  I am thinking of using a
> > HD-3000 card for TV input and an Nvidia card for TV output.  My
> > question is, can I build a system that will work with my current
> > non-HD eqipment, and then work when I upgrade my TV (of course with
> > some config changes).  I am just utterly confused about the hardware
> > and I don't want to spend money on equipment that I will have to
> > replace in less than a year.
> >
> Theoretically, you can just make sure you get an HDTV with a VGA
> (D-sub 15 pin RGB) input when you take the HDTV plunge.  Of course, I
> can't really say which hypothetical TVs on the hypothetical market
> will hypothetically be available when you reach that point.
Or better, get a HDTV and Gfx card with a DVI input/output. Digital all the 
way from source to screen then.
Steve Boddy

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