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

Calvin Harrigan charrig_mythtv at bellsouth.net
Mon Nov 12 19:32:33 UTC 2007

Elanor 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.
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Have a look at:

Strangely enough it has an AGP port...

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