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

James Fryman jfryman.lists at gmail.com
Mon Jul 25 13:01:10 EDT 2005


I have just about an identical setup to what you're looking at, however 
I opted to go the dedicated Video Card Route.. using an nVidia FX5200 
and downgrading to the PVR-250. I am not disappointed in the least bit, 
and can say that this will handle just about anything you throw at it. 
If you're thinking about going the Celeron route, why not go with the 
Sempron? Cache isn't going to play a huge difference, especially since 
your capture card will be handling the encoding. The only problem I 
forsee with either a sempron or celeron in the future is with HDTV 
decoding. It might be able to handle one stream, as a FE/BE.

Either way, I think you'll be pleased. Good luck!


James D. Fryman
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Richard Bronosky wrote:
>    Here is my current setup:
> http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/WishList/WishShareShow.asp?ID=1599414&WishListTitle=Mythical+MythTv+Box 
> <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?
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