[mythtv-users] Ready for use?
lopemanc at swbell.net
Fri Jul 22 21:59:48 EDT 2005
Chris Lopeman wrote:
> Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 21, 2005 at 03:57:53PM -0500, Chris Lopeman wrote:
>>> Is anybody successfully using mythTV on a regular basis? I just
>>> want to put something together that is going to have problems
>>> basic functionality every other day. Or is gonna work but look
>>> crap on my TV.
>> Sure, there are lots of people.
>> If you're buying everything from scratch, and you take advice from the
>> right people, you stand a *much* better chance of ending up with an
>> Is a little Linux background helpful? Sure.
>> Will everything go perfectly? Probably not.
>> Does everything go perfectly with a TiVo? Probably not, either.
>> Is the extra functionality worth the time? Lots of people think so,
>> including my sister, who, while she's pretty sharp, really mostly wants
>> it to be an appliance as well.
>> Is this sort of question-talking annoying? You bet. :-)
>> Stick with hardware-MPEG cards like the PVR-250, pick the right
>> VGA/NTSC-out card and distribution, and avoid the pinch-y chipsets on
>> motherboards, and you shouldn't have too much trouble.
>> -- jra
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> Wow, Thanks for all the great and fast responses.
> Several of you stressed the importance of the right hardware to make
> things go smoothly. Here the PVR-250 was even mentioned. However, I
> don't think I can use the PVR-250 because I don't think it can handle
> OTA HDTV. And in the previous responses I don't think anybody
> mentioned using HDTV. So maybe the first follow-up question should
> be, Are any of you using it successfully with HDTV?
> Assuming the answer is yes, I would like to start specifying
> hardware. So maybe I should explain what I expect minimally from
> Myth. I would like to setup _*ONE *_box that can record one HDTV show
> (probably 1080i or 720p) while being able to pause live HDTV (same
> resolution) for another show or watch a DVD. I have seen some posts
> here that imply that MythTV/the hardware chokes under this kind of
> treasure. Hopefully this is not the case for Myth and it is just bad
> hardware. All of this needs to work with my Toshiba 62hm94 (in HD of
> So based on what I minimally expect from Myth. Please help me spec the
> Minimal Processor speed? Probably AMD (to cut down on heat and noise)?
> HD Tuner Card (I'll start with just one to get things working.)?
> Video Card?
> I don't know if a specific DVD drive matters, but if it does please
> recommend one?
Oops forgot to ask about sound card. 7.1 optical output I would assume?
> Chris Lopeman
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