[mythtv-users] New Motherboards and PCI and PCI-e

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 19:15:06 UTC 2007

On Nov 12, 2007 2:09 PM, Elanor <jamina1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I attempted building an HTPC using Mythtv about a year ago and, much to my
> dissappointment, ended up with a dysfunctional Foxconn board that didn't
> actually support tv-out like it said it did and at that point Mythtv and
> PCI-e video cards weren't cooperating so I sent the motherboard and chip
> back.
> Now I have a computer all ready to go with no motherboard or chip.
> Looking on newegg, it seems now that my only option is an AM2 board which
> means I have to buy new memory as well as the motherboard and chip thats
> missing. Grah.
> I need 3 PCI slots, plus a video card slot too if the motherboard doesn't
> support tv-out onboard (which few of them do now except for HD and I need
> regular tv out instead)
> So my question is:
>  Is mythtv/linux playing nicely with TV-out on PCI-E cards now? Otherwise
> I'm stuck with older model AGP boards which are few and far between.
> Are there any micro-atx boards out there with 3 pci slots that function well
> with mythtv (onboard video out that works is a major plus)? I need 3 pci
> slots for my 2 encoders + a wireless card.
> Thanks for any feedback.

AFAIK, there haven't been any issues between MythTV and PCI-E video
cards' TV-outs.  As long as your window manager can be output over the
TV-Out connector, Myth should be able to, too.

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