[mythtv-users] Your ideal (pal) system

GregP 203 gregp.203 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 9 22:06:17 UTC 2006

I would think the ideal frontend would be an old model of
laptop/notebook with dvd, TV-out, Irda for the remote and graphics
chip that will work with Xvmc.
does anybody know of one?
it wouldn't use much power, so you could leave it on and not have to
wait for it to boot when you want to watch tv. there is no power
supply fan and if it has a cpu fan it is probably not to loud.

On 3/9/06, Francesco Peeters <Francesco at fampeeters.com> wrote:
> On Thu, March 9, 2006 22:03, ffrr said:
> > Francesco Peeters wrote:
> >
> >>Hi all,
> >>
> >>I was wondering what would be people's ideal system for mythtv when
> >>running a frontend *and* backend on a single machine for use in the
> >>livingroom.
> >>
> >>The system would have ethernet access to the local home LAN, and direct
> >>connection to the cable.
> >>
> >>So it would need:
> >>* Ethernet (100/full)
> >>* Analog TV tuner
> >>* TV capable output
> >>* Silent/Very Low Noise
> >>* Audio (preferrably SPDIF) output to Stereo components
> >>* and obviously be able to run MythTV
> >>(Oh, and it needs to be affordable too, so no 50k components <G>)
> >>
> >>
> >
> > Why analog TV? Get a cheap DVB-T card.  This will allow it to run on a
> > much slower CPU as well.
> >
> > This is what I have, and it serves me very well.
> Well, you'd need to be able to get the channels on DVB-T first, right?  :-D
> Over here (The Netherlands) we do not have very many free to air DVB-T
> channels, and the subscriptions available are all dependent on tuners with
> smartcards, and up to max 2 smartcards per sub. So If I want to be able to
> watch TV on all TV's/Computers, I'd need to get 2 or 3 subs. (And I do not
> know - never investigated it - whether MythTV + DVB-T cards are compatible
> with smartcard based subscriptions)
> Analog cable OTOH can be split and amplified, and thus serve all for the
> same basic subscription rate.
> So analog tuner...
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