[mythtv-users] Building new Mythtv Box

Kevin Ross kevin at familyross.net
Wed Jan 12 23:06:03 UTC 2011

On 1/11/2011 7:16 AM, Jarod Wilson wrote:
> On Jan 11, 2011, at 1:28 AM, Kevin Ross wrote:
>> On 1/9/2011 5:33 PM, Jim Gifford wrote:
>>> Getting ready to build a new Mythtv box.
>>> Was wondering what was the recommended Linux Distro these days for Mythtv.
>>> System build is:
>>> Intel CoreDuo 2.4
>>> MCE Remote (1039)
>>> MCE Keyboard
>>> Nvidia 6200
>>> Hauppage PVR-1600
>>> 2GB RAM
>>> 1GB HD
>> With FIOS, the only way to record HD is with a Hauppauge  HD-PVR.
> Uh. No. Certainly not the case with my own FiOS feed. I can record
> plenty of clear QAM HD material with a digital video capture card,
> and another chunk of HD material via firewire. There are relatively
> few channels that can *only* be recorded with an HD-PVR.

I can't get anything but locals via clear QAM or Firewire, I've tried 
both with my FIOS TV service.  I wasn't aware that other regions could 
get more.


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