[mythtv-users] Is this a good system spec?

Andrew Close aclose at gmail.com
Thu Jun 5 12:42:43 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 12:46 AM, Allen Edwards
<allen.edwards at oldpaloalto.com> wrote:
> I have spent probably 5+  hours looking for a MB that well meet my
> spec.  I have looked in detail at every MB Asus has.  I called their
> tech support person.  I looked at what mwave has and most of what
> newegg has.  I am at witts end again.
> Anyone know of a MB that does this:
> 1) AMD AM2 micro ATX
> 2) DVI
> 3) S-video
> 4) S/PDIF
> 5) L+R Audio (that one is easy).
> 6) Will run XvMC
> Gigabit has one that will do 1-5 but it has an ATI card and the MythTV
> Wiki says ATI cards are not recommended so that kills that one.
> Can anyone help me?  My old but like new high end TV only has S-Video
> inputs and my AV/Pre-Processor (S/PDIF) has a DVI switch in it and I
> have a large DVI cable installed and to drive my HDMI projector.
> The above ASUS Barebones would be great except for the S\PDIF input in
> the front.  I can't find a stand alone MB to replace it. HELP-PLEASE.

what about using the Gigabit MB you mention above and sticking an
Nvidia 5200 videocard in it?  that will do XvMC for you.

Andrew Close

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