[mythtv-users] Looking to build my first MythTV box--in search of
pschmitt at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 23:22:04 UTC 2005
I am going to build a MythTV system for the following:
-PVR (I dont watch TV too much, but this would be nice to have once in a while)
-playing NES roms
-local fileserver, local webserver hosting pictures (with Gallery
I am currently in the possession of:
dell-style motherboard running Pheonix bios
Pentium 2, 450-mhz processor
GeForce MX 440
hard drive space isn't a problem. (I currently have a spare 40 Gig and
I'm willing to move a 200 Gb drive from my main desktop)
First question: Will this be powerful enough for what I want? I'm
really concerned with horrible performance for the PVR.
Second question: I know I need some additional hardware. First things
that come to my mind are (1) a remote and (2) a TV-tuner. I dont want
the most expensive hardware in the world, I just want something that
will work well with my setup.
Third question: Is Debian Testing a decent distro to use for MythTV?
If it would not be too expensive (i.e. Less than ~300), I would
consider building a new PC in a mini-ITX case. Is this possible for >
300ish? If so, what hardware would you recommend?
Sorry for sounding like such a n00b about this, I bet this list gets
all sorts of "is my hardware okay?" "what hardware should I get?"
questions. I briefly trolled through the archive and didn't find
anything matching my situation.
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