[mythtv-users] New system configuration question
holists at optonline.net
Sun Dec 12 16:55:41 UTC 2010
I just got a ThinkCentre M90z all-in-one desktop and I'm trying to figure out
how I could use it as a combination frontend / backend for Myth. I was hoping
I could get some feedback / suggestions. It has an i5-650 processor and Intel
GMA HD graphics. There are no slots for expansion other than a mini PCI
express slot that I believe is currently used by the wi-fi card (though I'm
willing to remove it). Options I can think of are:
1. USB connected HD tuner (e.g.: DVICO Fusion USB, HVR-950Q)
2. Ethernet connected HD tuner (e.g.: HD Homerun)
3. Crystal HD to accelerate video
4. MCE USB remote
Anyone have any experience with limited configurable systems? Can the built-in
graphics handle HD video in Linux (now or soon)? I'd appreciate any
suggestions anyone has for any options that I've missed or specific tuner,
remote and video hardware.
For a bonus question: anyone using a touch-screen for input in Myth? Not that
I really want to walk up to the screen every time I want to navigate a menu,
but since the PC already has it I was wondering if the joystick option in Myth
can be used for touch-screen input as well.
-- Harry O.
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