[mythtv-users] Advice before buying a dedicated MythTV system.

Richard Bronosky mythtv at bronosky.com
Mon Jul 25 12:04:00 EDT 2005

Also, I choose to spend $30 extra dollars to get an HD with 16MB cache
rather than 8MB cache.  I want to be able to record 3 SD streams and
playback a DVD's Video_TS folder at the same time.  Is this possible? 
Will the extra cache help?

Richard Bronosky wrote:

> Here is my current setup:
> http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/WishList/WishShareShow.asp?ID=1599414&WishListTitle=Mythical+MythTv+Box
> I'm thinking about going with this processor:
> http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819112196
> It's got a faster clock, fast FSB, but less cache.  12KB+16KB & 256KB
> vs. 64KB+64KB & 512KB  I'd save a few bucks, also.  Is it worth it?
> I want at least 2 tuners, but I threw in a PVR 350 to get the remote,
> and saved the cost of a video card.  Since I can add an nVidia MX4000
> for <$50 I think the PVR350 may be a bad idea?  Is there a cheaper way
> the add a remote? Home brew... IR blaster style?  If there is would I
> be better off getting an AGP video card for doing DVD playback?
> Any other suggestions?

Thank you for your time,
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