[mythtv-users] mythtv hardware plans
decepticon at gmail.com
Sun Feb 4 15:49:18 UTC 2007
I just realized that HDHR does not handle any analog channels. Is
there a solution that will give me both analog and digital with HD,
without too many major issues? Or would it be better to go with
something like the HDHR and add a couple PVR cards as well. I'm not
very familiar with MythTV yet, would this be a pain when trying to
watch live TV? ie, would I have to keep cycling thru menus to choose
which tuner i want when surfing? I really would like to just be able
to surf as I do on my TV, but have it recording for time shifting when
I settle on something.
On 2/4/07, jason maxwell <decepticon at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm checking out the HDHR and have a couple questions. Does it respect
> the broadcast flag? I don't think that war is entirely over yet. Does
> myth simply record the stream coming in from the HDHR, or is there
> still some software encoding that needs to get done? Also, it looks
> like you can set up each tuner as either ATSC, or QAM, but not flip
> flop between. I want my end result to be a box that can simultaneously
> record and/or watch every channel that comes in, seamlessly. What
> would be the best way to get to that point?
> I don't plan to do much burning of recorded shows to DVD, so i don't
> mind transcoding the occasional program if I need to, I would opt for
> quality over quantity.
> Regarding the sound, I'm a Linux sysadmin in real life, so as long as
> it's possible to get stable digital sound, I don't mind fiddling with
> it to get there. I guess my question would be is there a particular
> chipset I should be looking for in a mobo? or more importantly,
> I really appreciate all of the feedback so far. Now I have enough
> Googling to do to last me a lifetime. thanks,
> On 2/4/07, Stroller <linux.luser at myrealbox.com> wrote:
> > On 4 Feb 2007, at 02:57, Brian Schott wrote:
> > >> ...
> > >> - SATA ~400GB+ hard drive
> > >> I will likely add more storage down the road at some point. I tend
> > >> to be a hoarder :)
> > >
> > > ...
> > > This might draw some flames, but instead of hardware RAID,I'd
> > > recommend you use LVM to create a concatenated partition across
> > > multiple drives ...
> > > You can add drives later and grow the filesystem
> > Mind if I ask why you suggest this rather than the new storage groups
> > feature within Myth?
> > LVM is very useful for allowing the o/s & applications to see a
> > number of drives as a single mount-point / directory, but a failed
> > drive can surely h0se all of the recordings on all of the drives. As
> > I understand it "storage groups" allows Myth to use several
> > directories for storing its files, and the failure of one drive
> > leaves recordings on the others unaffected. Basically, as I
> > understand it, "storage groups" is a more "Mythy" way of using
> > multiple drives in a non-redundant way (I am not so retentive as to
> > regard my TV recordings as important enough to justify RAID) than LVM.
> > > I've got 1.6TB (I just tell my girlfriend that hard drives are like
> > > shoes :-)!
> > LOL!
> > Stroller.
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