[mythtv-users] Backend & Back/Frontend specs.
pete at dynotechnic.co.uk
Mon Jun 13 21:52:01 UTC 2005
OK - So I have pretty much convienced myself to do this, but I was wondering
what hardware would be appropriate.
I intend to have a master backend connected to my Sky box, and located in
the lounge. This will be hooked up to the Sky box and to the Surround Sound
A slave backend will be located in my server room and hooked upto a freeview
Various frontends will be spread around the house, one in the lounge
(front/backend), one in the kitchen, one in the computer room and another 1
or 2 in the kids rooms.
Obviously they will not all be in use at once (I hope!).
The hardware I had intended to use was:
Master Backend/Frontend (Lounge):
AMD Athlon 2000+
240GB HDD (IDE)
Happauge WinTV PVR 350
Creative Labs Live! Platinum Soundcard
Nvidia FX5200 Video Card;
The Slave backend (Server room):
Dual PIII/550 or 733
140GB RAID0 LVD SCSI HDD
Happauge WinTV PVR 250
No CD/VGA output;
The other frontends will be a mixture of ATI Radeon 7500, Athlon 2000+
machines c/w 512Mb Ram and PIII 1Ghz, Intel 810 c/w 512Mb Ram machines.
Does anyone have any comments regarding this setup? Good/bad experiences
with similar equipment?
Thanks for your time and patience :-)
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