[mythtv-users] Building a New MythTV System

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Mon Jan 29 20:24:34 UTC 2007

On Jan 29, 2007, at 12:08 PM, aletsm at gmail.com wrote:

> Hi all,
> Hope this mail found you well.
> I am writing you because I decided to build a MythTV System, so I  
> would like to to hear from you what parts you recommend based on my  
> needs, so I list them below and hopefully some of you can provide  
> me some advise on what parts buy. I used to (long time ago) build  
> my own systems, but as I got older I stop doing it but still I  
> think I can manage even a mini-itx case.
> - I need the System be quiet, I will place it in my room
> - Small factor, external power supply would be nice but not mandatory
> - Able to view Live TV and recording at the same time
> - Ability to pause, rewind and forward live TV
> - Dual tuner so I can watch and record different channels, PIP, etc
> - Broadcast recorded shows and Live TV (I tavel a lot)
> - Remote Control
> - HDTV output, BlueRay DVD?
> - Under $1,000 USD
> I had read about different small factor boards (I like VIA boards)  
> but looks like I could face a lot of problem with them, so I am  
> open to any suggestion
> Thanks for your help.
> A/

Tivo's Series 3 box sounds like the exact thing you're describing.  
It's $800 plus $200 for a year of service which meets your $1000  
price mark. Honestly, I'm not trying to sound like an ass here but if  
those really are your list of requirements, it would perform well for  


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