[mythtv-users] revcommended hardware setup question

DaveD mythtv at guiplot.com
Mon Aug 6 07:00:09 UTC 2007

If you have lots of $$ to spend, I would look into 
http://www.vidabox.com/.  Talk about pre-configured.  Unfortunately, 
they are Windohs, but their hardware looks pretty cool; cases made out 
of heat sinks and completely fanless for silent operation.  I would be 
interested if anyone has done a dual boot with one of these things and 
Mythified it.

On a bit of a side note, has anyone successfully dual booted a Vista 
machine yet?  But I digress....

If you have cable, you'll want to be sure to get a tuner that can handle 
QAM for digital broadcasts and I didn't see any mention of that at the 
Vidabox web site, but I'm betting they will do it.

They also come with HDDVD and/or BlueRay DVD readers.  A couple of them 
even come with one of each!  $$$$$$, but should be ready to just plug 
in.  Something to be said for that.


Tom Poe wrote:
> If I understand things right, mythtv will enable me to use an outdoor 
> antenna, and record tv shows.  If this is right, I want to take the next 
> step and look for a computer that will act as a dedicated "tv".  What's 
> a good starting point for shopping for a computer?  Are there 
> preconfigured computers out there?
> Tom
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