[mythtv-users] MythTV on a laptop

Alex Feldman grizdog at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 00:54:58 UTC 2011

I live in the US and will be watching both OTA and cable - if this works
reasonably well I want to make several of them for friends

On 11/28/2011 05:53 PM, Nick Rout wrote:
> 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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