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

Steve Peters - Priority Electronics steve at priorityelectronics.com
Mon Nov 12 19:32:13 UTC 2007

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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Phil Bridges
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2007 11:15 AM
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Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] New Motherboards and PCI and PCI-e

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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I've got an nvidia 7300 which has svideo and component tv out, very nice for
my hdtv that doesn't have a digital port. Very easy to get going to using
Ubuntu 7.10.

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