[mythtv-users] Summer Project 2005, MythTV Box Proposal

Fedor Pikus fpikus at gmail.com
Sun Jun 19 04:14:49 UTC 2005

On 6/18/05, Donavan Stanley <geckofiend at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/18/05, John Hanauer <johnhanauer at gmail.com> wrote:
> > More specifically than my goal above, I'll also mention I want to
> > transcode most of my recordings to save space (MPEG-4, or a friend of
> > mine swears I should make everything Xvid, dunno about that)
> Xvid IS mpeg4...  And your friend is right.
> > My friend thinks I should spend thousands of dollars to make this
> > thing HD ready NOW.  I think that's ridiculous, outside the scope of
> > my goal especially without anything HD currently in my posession.
> Doesn't take thousands.  Doesn't take a whole lot more than a normal system.

Until you start counting HD space... I have 5 300GB Seagate drives
into mine, in RAID-5, so about 1TB usable space, and even though I got
them for $129 a piece, it still ads up very fast. And now I watch it
filling up slowly (and I don't even have HD tuner, although I do have
lots of DVDs which I want to have available without searching the
shelves :)

You also need a video card with component TV-out unless your TV has
DVI input, adds about $100.

Fedor G Pikus (fpikus at gmail.com)

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