[mythtv-users] Overwhelmed

Dan Littlejohn dan.littlejohn at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 15:25:26 UTC 2005

Another suggestion.  Something that worked for me was to pick a basic
system configuration and begin to iterate to what I wanted.  If you
have an old PC, 19" analog TV, or reciever, build a working system,
and then start swapping things out as you understand how things work
and what you would really like.(maybe just stereo and svideo TV
working to start).  That way you can get something working without
drowning in stuff like xorg DVI configuration, ALSA 5.1 configuration,
etc, and focus on picking the equipment piece by piece.  Eat the
elephant one spoon at a time.


On 6/30/05, PAUL WILLIAMSON <pwilliamson at mandtbank.com> wrote:
> >>> gad at jetcom.org 06/30/05 9:16 AM >>>
> >>> What does the myth TV box need to contain to do
> >>> 720 P and 1080i?  Do I need a DVD player or is that
> >>> covered by MythTV?  How does mythtv hook in?
> >>
> >> You need a decent processor (2ghz will give you some
> >> room to grow) and a DVD drive.  MythTV hooks
> >> in to the TV with a good video card.  I like the
> >> nvidia 5200/5700 fanless card.  It does the job
> >> pretty good.
> >>
> >
> >You will need a 3 ghz class proc to process HDTV in software.
> >Since the hardware decoding is spotty, you will want a
> >processor that will allow you to use this option
> D'oh!  That's what I meant - 3ghz.  Although
> I have heard you might be able to get away
> with something as low as 2.4ghz.
> Paul
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