kmmyth at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 17:39:52 UTC 2005
On 6/30/05, Dan Littlejohn <dan.littlejohn at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
This is a very good idea. I bought just the tuner card and added it to
my existing Linux desktop. I then just added MythTV to the system and
got it working. I then played with MythTV for a while; got comfortable
with it and figured out what it could and couldn't do. Then I built a
new system around the tuner I already had. It made the final system
build and installation go much easier.
> 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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