[mythtv-users] Sony Vaio, perhaps?

Travis Tabbal travis at tabbal.net
Thu Apr 2 22:05:09 UTC 2009

On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 3:54 PM, Daniel Dunning <dan3501 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Again, great feedback.  Based on the feedback and suggestions, I've done
> some research and came up with an alternative configuration that saves me
> some money and probably does not leave me wanting, albeit I will have to put
> it together.  I've come up with the following:
>    - Nvidia XFX GeForce 8200 Motherboard
>    - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5800+ Processor 3.0Ghz
>    - Thermaltake TR2-R1 Heat Sink
>    - Kingston PC6400 800MHz 4GB DDR2 Desktop Memory
>    - Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS Hard Drive - 1TB
>    - WinTV-HVR-1800 Hybrid Video Recorder (2)
>    - FUSION V2 PC Case with IR Sensor 430W
>    - Logitec Cordless Desktop S510
> I can get a system like for about $670 and that for the most part includes
> shipping and taxes.  I have an old hard 132GB HD that I can use for the OS,
> which will save me about $100.  Is this something that I can use for Verizon
> FIOS?  I know that the Nvidia GeForce 8200 mobo also includes the VDPAU
> integrated into it.

Good specs. When you ask about FIOS, are you referring to recording content
from FIOS? That all depends on what they broadcast in the clear and how they
modulate it. This will determine what tuners you want to buy. I'm not
familiar with how they do things. If the channels you want are available in
clear QAM, those tuners will probably work. If not, you have some decisions
to make. Getting content from cable is getting to be an exercise in
stupidity as they refuse to let apps like Myth use CableCards to tune
encrypted channels. So people resort to things like the HD-PVR or the
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