[mythtv-users] My First MythTV Box
mitchell.gore at gmail.com
Sun Dec 30 16:36:12 UTC 2007
On Dec 30, 2007 1:01 AM, John Sullivan <lists at benzo8.org> wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I've finally decided to take the plunge and build my first MythTV box. I
> live in Spain and have a fully paid up subscription to Digital+, and
> it's mainly this that I'll want the MythTV box to manage - recording,
> pausing, etc. I've been looking at hardware configurations and hoped you
> guys could cast an expert eye over my selections to see if any issues I
> may have missed leap out.
> Case CAJA ANTEC NSK 2400
> Motherboard Asus M2NPV-VM
> Processor AMD ATHLON 64 X2 5200+ AM2 IN A BOX (2Mb Cache)
> RAM 2 x DIMM 1 Gb DDR2 800 MHZ KINGSTON HYPER-X
> HD 1 HDD 80 Gb 7200 RPM SATA II
> HD 2 HDD 250 Gb 7200 RPM SATA II
> DVB-S Technotrend Budget S-1500 incl. CI
> Video Onboard (GeForce 6150)
> Sound Onboard (ADI AD1986A High Difinition Audio 5.1)
> Optical DVD-RW PIONEER 112 DOBLE CAPA BLACK
> Keyboard/Mouse LOGITECH CORDLESS DEKSTOP S510 MEDIA
> CAM Diablo CAM, Programmer, Dummy Card
> Having read the wiki, I get the impression that DVB-S, particularly
> encrypted broadcasts, are quite tough to get working. I'm planning to
> use MythBuntu - is there anything anyone can think of that I should be
> aware of while trying to sort all this out?
> Thanks for you time!
I dont know much about DVB but if I was you i would save some money on
RAM. 1 Gig is plenty. I would go with 2 512mb sticks to get dual channel.
With the extra money I would get some more storage! Are you buying a 80Gig
HDD? Or is that a left over that you have? 500GB are only $100 USD I
would get atleast one. I assume you are recording HD as you are using
HDMI. HD takes ~7GB/hour. 250GB isnt really that many shows. I have 620GB
now and am going to upgrade to another 500GB drive. This way ill have a TB
of useable space.
Motherboard choices is good i use the same one.
Processor is good.
What are u going to use for a remote? Just the keyboard?
Just some thoughts....overall good.
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