[mythtv-users] Hi all - Newbie with a couple of questions

Bruce N brucen at ksl.com.au
Tue Jun 14 12:38:40 UTC 2005

Hi all

I am a newbie to MythTV, primarily in the info collection stage. I have 
been reading heaps on MythTV and definitely like what I see. Originally 
I was looking to build a replacement for our aging video recorder but 
after my travels I now will be building a PVR, so I am currently working 
my way through Jarod's excellent document on installing MythTV.

I was going to ask about hardware etc but won't. For now I will build a 
test machine using an old PIII 550MHz machine with 512Mb ram, SBLive! 
audio, Nvidia GeForce2 MX 64Mb video and probably a DBT capture card. My 
wife wants proof-of-concept it will work before she will let me spend 
money on a bigger box with big hard drives.

Anyway, I just wanted to check a couple of things before I embark on the 
adventure. I am in Australia, Riverstone NSW actually (2765). We have a 
Digimatch antenna on the roof, currently receiving analog channels via 
Wollongong as the Sydney signals are rubbish. There is also a Kingray 
power injector used to boost the signal. This setup provides 2, 7 
(Prime), 9 (WIN), 10 (?) & SBS. We also have Foxtel Digital coming in 
via a satellite dish. Question: is this antenna suitable for SDTV or 
will I have to upgrade?

Now, one area of confusion is how these MythTV boxes fit into the mix. 
Will installing a MythTV box take away the ability to view "normal" TV, 
that is does the aerial lead/Foxtel feed go into the MT box vs the TV 
like it is now? Are there any diagrams floating around that explain the 
interconnection of the bits?

We have a Blaupunkt 70cm TV with 2 scart inputs and a standard aerial 
input - usable?

Sorry to bombard you with these questions.

Riverstone, NSW, Australia

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