[mythtv-users] NEWbie, trying this for the first time

Micheal Havard mikehavard at gmail.com
Fri Jul 29 12:57:27 EDT 2005

I would go with a PVR-250 instead.  They are easier to configure than a
PVR-350.  You would need a separate video card to output the video to a TV.
If you are inexperienced with linux, try installing knoppmyth.  You can
download an iso of it at www.mysettopbox.tv

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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of travis highley
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2005 10:26 AM
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Subject: [mythtv-users] NEWbie, trying this for the first time

I just joined this list, as I very recently discovered MythTV. I have 
never built a computer my self. My experience is limited to upgrades 
(new hard drive here, more ram there), very basic. I would like to try 
to build one of these and I hope this is the right channel to get some 
advice. Here is what I have put together on newegg.com, based on the 
research I have so far:

REFURBISHED: Hauppauge WinTV PVR 350 PCI Interface Video Recorder, TV/FM 
Tuner Card - OEM
Model #:  990 $127.00

pqi POWER Series 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered 
System Memory Model MD4412UOE - Retail
Model #:  MD4412UOE $40.25

Western Digital Caviar SE WD2000JD 200GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard 
Drive - OEM
Model #:  WD2000JD $98.00

nMEDIAPC HTPC 100 B775 Socket T(LGA775) Intel Pentium 4/Celeron INTEL 
915G Computer Case - Retail
Model #:  HTPC 100 B775 $265.00

I am starting with a bare-bones system, seems that would save a good 
deal of work and I have a dvd-burner in my compaq presario that I think 
might work. If not, it may just be a later upgrade once I get going.

Thanks for any advice.

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