[mythtv-users] Hardware questions

Bobby Gill bobbygill at rogers.com
Tue Oct 21 23:23:25 UTC 2008

> Let me preface my comments by noting what I think of Rogers as a
> customer ... sad to say, but my comments are not fit for polite
> company (and not fit for most impolite company...), which seems to be
> par for many cable companies....

Hey I've got my fair share of Rogers complaints too lol.

> > ASUS P4V8X-MX mobo
> > 1.2gb ram
> > P4 3.4ghz EE cpu
> > 7600 GS AGP card
> >
> > 1. I'd say I'm relatively out of the loop with current hardware, so I'm
> > wondering if there such a mobo that will support any or all of the above
> > parts but also have the newer PCI Express needed for newer tuner cards?
> As long as you are only dealing with one HDTV channel at a time what
> you list should be okay.
> > 2. Or am I looking at having to get new mobo+cpu+ram+card?
> Well, a new mobo+cpu+ram+video card will set you back $200+ . I would
> be making sure your current set-up is unable to do what you want
> before spending $.
> > 3. What are the top tuner card(s) that can capture analog+digital\HD that
> > work great with Myth?
> I have heard many nice things said about the HDHomerun. I am currently
> using a pcHDTV-5500 card, which has analog issues, but does a nice job
> on over the air digital TV (at least from where I am in mid-town
> Toronto).

I think I was asking about whether or not to upgrade my HW because getting a
new HVR-xxxx card would mean PCI Express, and my current mobo does *not *have
PCIE, hence the need for an upgrade and if so, back to the questions above..

Colin, what do you use for HD? I'm seeing this:
http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php?title=Hauppauge_HD-PVR  and thinking I
might stick with another 150 for now and wait for that to be final in a .22
release or so...

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