[mythtv-users] New HTPC case from Antec
jedi at mishnet.org
Tue Sep 12 19:47:55 UTC 2006
On Tue, Sep 12, 2006 at 10:52:03AM -0700, Dawning Sky wrote:
> On 9/12/06, Mike Frisch <mfrisch at isurfer.ca> wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 12, 2006 at 09:36:33AM -0700, Dawning Sky wrote:
> > > It seems newer mATX board usually have 2 PCI + 2 PCI Express slots.
> > > So now I start looking for PCI Express tuner cards, which I still have
> > > difficulty to find one. I don't want to give up any of my three tuner
> > > cards, 2 DVB HDTV cards and 1 PVR-500.
> > My approach is slightly different... separate the frontend from the
> > backend. The backend can be a big ugly case somewhere in the basement
> > or a closet with lots of slots and tuners and the frontend will be a
> > slick machine with minimal hardware installed.
> Sounds good, except there are already too many computers (in my wife's
> opinion) in our house. And running ethernet cable around the house
> could be a chanllege too. Anyways, I'll probably have to take
> master/slave approach in the end if we want an additional FE in our
It will be well worth the effort. Just make sure that you "overdo"
things once you decide to break into walls and whatnot. With multiple
cable packages (structured cabling) you get 2 or 4 or 5 for the price
of one. I have a new house where I decided on the 5 cable bundle since
I needed to have them put in a cable of my choosing anyways. They just
gave me a blank stare when I mentioned Cat6.
The "thin client" type frontend is VERY handy. Everything can be
shut off when not in use and it doesn't cause any problems.
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