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

Paul V. Gratz pgratz at gratz1.com
Thu Jun 5 13:30:03 UTC 2008

On Thursday 05 June 2008 12:46:35 am Allen Edwards wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 10:08 PM, Justin The Cynical
> <cynical at penguinness.org> wrote:
> > Allen Edwards wrote:
> >
> > *snip*
> >
> >> ASUS P1-AH2 AMD Socket AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6150 2 x 240Pin GeForce 6150
> >> Barebone - Retail
> >
> > Why do these companies insist on putting the digital out in such brain
> > dead places?  Come on, in front of the case??
> 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.

I wouldn't let the S/PDIF situation stop you.  You can pick up a USB
sound card, like the SIIG ones, that works great from linux and has
S/PDIF out.  Mine cost $30 at Fry's, probably cheaper online.  Then
you can hang it off a USB in the back.


Paul Gratz
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

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