[mythtv-users] MythTV as a Gift (Hardware Recommendations)
bill.omer at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 14:02:43 UTC 2008
> Antec Fusion 430
> Asus P5B-MX
> (1) Hauppauge PVR-500
> (1) PCHDTV HD-5500
> (1) Intel Core 2 Duo E4500
> 4 GB PC2 5300 (too much?)
> 20X DVD+/-R
> (2) 750 GB SATA drives
> Microsoft MCE Remote
4 gigs of ram is over kill. And I would opt out of the pchdtv hd-5500
and go with an hd homerun. That way you aren't using up any more pci
slots and you're getting dual hd tuners. The pvr-500 comes with an
mce remote and usb receiver if you get the retail box.
One thing you are forgetting is a video card. What kind of display
will this be connecting to? Either way, an FX5200 is all you need,
and most come with s-video and dvi.
> I think I'm going to make the leap and buy this all this weekend so if
> there's anything you think I should consider? What about a
> keyboard/mouse? Is that typically needed or do you guys just SSH into
> your MythTV boxes?
A wireless keyboard and mouse is handy some times. But be sure you
can ssh in the box from remote to offer support when the time comes.
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