[mythtv-users] Seeking Advice

Mitch Gore mitchell.gore at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 16:57:43 UTC 2007

pvr-150 for capture and nvidia 5200 video card.  any plus 1ghz cpu will be


On 7/25/07, Joshua Gottlieb <joshuagottlieb at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ok, so I'm a noob at all this.  Now I have tried to do a good deal of
> reading on the forums and what not trying to get a feel for the recommended
> hardware etc.
> I'm trying to build a box from scratch, specifically for mythtv.
> Originally I had planned on getting a Hauppauge PVR-350 so I could have the
> MPEG2 decryption on the card.  This seemed like the ideal solution and I
> could get very low end hardware as all the work would be done by the card.
> However, then I saw various comments about how the card is being phased out,
> soon to be not supported etc, etc...
> So I started doing more research and noticed that there are a few small
> form factor motherboards that have TV-outs and built-in MPEG2 decryption, so
> I thought maybe that would be a good path, but there didn't seem to be very
> many folks having used the newer hardware.
> Anyway, what I'm trying to do is get advice from the experienced folks on
> here to setup a good solid mythtv system.
> I don't really need dual tuner right now, but might in the future.  I
> don't need HD support and most likely won't in the foreseeable future.
> So if someone were just going to build a mythtv system and didn't need HD,
> what would the general best hardware be?
> I'm looking for something that is not going to be crazy difficult to setup
> as well.  So hardware that works well and is well supported would be
> preferred.  That said, I am a pretty solid Linux user and would probably be
> building this under the latest Ubuntu distro.
> Any advice would be MUCH appreciated.
> And yes, I apologize for asking what is surely a much too frequently asked
> question, but I just haven't been able to come to a good conclusion based on
> what I've read so far in the forums...
> Joshua
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