[mythtv-users] MythTV on a laptop

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 00:53:45 UTC 2011

On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 1:46 PM, Alex Feldman <grizdog at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm new to MythTV, never installed it anywhere and I am interested in
> putting it on a laptop.  I found some things in the archive but they
> were almost all pretty old so I'd like to see if there are any new ideas.
> First off, if this is just a terrible idea, please let me know.  I have
> in IBM (no, not Lenovo) ThinkPad, model A30 which superficially looks
> adequate.  It has a VGA port and a 9 pin squid that I have used for
> S-video output before.
> I need a USB digital tuner card.  The old threads on this list mention
> the Plextor ConvertX, but that appears to be outmoded.  If there are any
> new ideas on a good unit to use, I'd like to hear them.  Is there any
> other hardware I need, assuming the disk drive and memory are up to the
> task?
> I know that everything would work better with a newer box, but this is
> as much about finding something to do with a superannuated laptop as it
> is to make a media center.  If that is really a Quixotic quest, please
> let me know.

It will work, but you will get sick of limited space and limited
processing power.

tuner card depends on what you are trying to record. Where do you live
and where do you get your TV from (satellite, OTA, cable, iptv etc)

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