[mythtv-users] Hardware Purchase

Greg Hormann ghormann at alumni.indiana.edu
Mon Apr 4 03:09:27 UTC 2011

I spent most of the day searching the wiki and email archives on
hardware recs to replace my current system that is now 6 years old!.
(Motherboard is starting to go south.) I'm looking at a two tuner
system: one to pull HD content from cable box, the other to pull
over-the-air digital or analog cable.  Before I make the purchase, I'd
love some feedback just to make sure I'm not making any mistakes.  Box
is both frontend and backend.  Also use UPnP to stream content to
other devices.

Hauppauge HD-PVR - Assuming it can be blaster for Cablebox.
WinTV-HVR1600 -- Version 1199.  This version *appears* supported now,
blaster may not work.
NVidia GT220
ASUS P7P55D-E LX Motherboard (has 2 PCI slots, just in case I keep the
old PVR-250 going from the old box.)
Core i3-550 Clarkdale 3.2GHz -- Should be more than enough given video
2x2GB of Corsair Ram.

Thanks for any input,

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