[mythtv-users] MythTV Install Documentation

Nav Jagpal nav.jagpal at gmail.com
Mon Feb 28 16:38:57 UTC 2005

Maybe my reply was confusing.

Let me try again:

The hardware requirements I listed were arbitrary - I just wrote
something down with the intent of going back to fix them. I hope I
didn't give the impression "Hey, I'm done with this doc.. Please check
it out".. Instead, I was looking for people to help fix it - and thank
you for pointing out the hardware requirements list.

Thanks (again) for pointing this out.


On Sun, 27 Feb 2005 22:42:59 -0800, Brad Templeton
<brad+myth at templetons.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 28, 2005 at 11:18:00AM +0900, David Bennett wrote:
> > Pretty interesting so far but my question is what about those of us
> > that are going to buy a system specifically for the purpose of setting
> > up a myth box.
> >
> > The documentation does not make this clear and I am still not sure
> > what I should get!!
> >
> > - Is a hauppage decoder necessary???
> > - with a fast enough processor can I use any TV capture card? (ANY???)
> > - am i going to run into linux driver problems with "any-ol" tv capture card?
> > - What would you guys recommend for a good Myth System at a good price?
> >
> > (be careful! based on what you guys recommend, I am going to go out
> > and buy it! so be kind.)
> It depends on your goal?  You want to do HD?  That's very different
> requirements from SD.   Any system you would go out and buy today is
> probably overkill for SD, better to turn your old system into the myth
> box and buy a new computer for yourself.
> If you want to buy something today for SD, buy the slowest thing they
> make today (which is about a 2000 sempron), or get some fancy new case
> like a pundit, or SFF computer.
> You don't need the wintv-pvr or similar with your 2ghz class machine,
> if you are trying to save bucks, but the big reason to get it is no
> matter what the speed of your machine, with the hardware encoder, high
> cpu load will not interfere with your recordings.

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