[mythtv-users] Whatever happened to HTPC mobos with tv-out?!
craig at dawnsedge.com
Mon Jan 22 00:08:49 UTC 2007
I was just able to plug in that IDE cable inside the fusion case...
it was very akward but I got it done. I understand what you mean
though if the case was any tighter it would not have been possible.
On Jan 21, 2007, at 2:25 PM, glen martin wrote:
> Right, this looks like a nice board, except that the sideways IDE
> connector means that while the board is true mATX, once a cable is
> plugged in it doesn't look like it will fit in a mATX space - I need
> 1/2" more on on side.
> Craig Courtney wrote:
>> ASUS M2NPV-VM
>> I'm putting together and HD front end with this board coupled with a
>> Socket AM2 3200+. The only downside is you have to order the SPDIF
>> out bracket separate. I found them at excaliber pc online for $16
>> each. I've had it working several times over the last week and a
>> half and it performs fine. I've only had stuttering problems (audio
>> issues) when playing back a perfect rip DV. I'm rebuilding
>> everything clean (software wise) right now, so keep fingers crossed.
>> For anyone using this board with linux make sure you upgrade the bios
>> to the latest version before installing (which you can do from bios
>> with a usb flash drive nice!). In addition don't install cpuspeed
>> (at least in Fedora Core 6) as it causes the machine to hang.
>> I've put the thing in an Antec Fusion case and it's nearly silent
>> after removing one of the large case fans.
>> On Jan 21, 2007, at 1:40 PM, glen martin wrote:
>>> I'm getting the sense the TV world has passed me by ...
>>> I built a HD-capable frontend a while back on a Asus mobo with a TV-
>>> connector on the board. Sweet little box, no cards so lots of
>>> with little fan.
>>> Lately however that packed it in so I get looking at replacements
>>> there isn't much out there. Lots of boards with DVI connectors, but
>>> much with an s-video either on the back or even as a header.
>>> The replacement board from Asus A8N-VM CSM/NBP is an update of the
>>> I was using before - and update, that is, that removed the TV-out
>>> header. I thought newegg used to have a "TV-out" selector in its
>>> search. It certainly doesn't now. Going through all the boards
>>> there has
>>> been tedious in the extreme. I also went to most of the major
>>> manufacturer's sites and went through all their boards, in case
>>> was one Newegg doesn't carry.
>>> I only found a couple, each with some glaring fault for me. For
>>> only one PATA connector. My HTPC case mounts my drives in different
>>> places so I need to use 2 cables. One claimed to be mATX but wasn't
>>> - it
>>> was 9.6" by 10.6". Asus actually builds another board that has a TV-
>>> header, N2NPV-VM, but they made a very strange decision to mount the
>>> second IDE header sideways, requiring the plug to come in through
>>> wall of my case. they must figure folks install mATX HTPC boards in
>>> cases with lots of extra room.
>>> So I'm puzzled. Anyone have a suggestion for a modern (that is,
>>> available in retail) mobo with:
>>> - *real* mATX (no sideways connectors, or 9.6x10.6")
>>> - 2 PATA connectos
>>> - onboard nvidia graphics
>>> - TV-out header or backpanel
>>> - sound
>>> - network
>>> - that works :)
>>> Sure, I could buy an add-on video card, if I wanted to reduce
>>> and spend as much or more for video as for the whole mobo. And
>>> sure I
>>> could use an external VGA-svideo converter, same comment about
>>> I might even go the external route if that will produce a much
>>> quality picture, but I haven't read much comment on that here.
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