[mythtv-users] new to MythTV - general questions
chris.kapp at gmail.com
Sat Oct 1 14:50:55 UTC 2011
On Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 12:31 AM, Joel <not12listen at gmail.com> wrote:
> firstly, i just joined the MythTV forum and mailing list a few days ago.
> secondly, i am just trying to get an understanding of what hardware is
> needed to get a MythTV box working. so, here is my situation...
> Dish Network is my tv signal provider (not switching back to Comcast -
> hate it)
> i have an AMD 3800+ X2 (64bit) machine sitting here, aching to be put to
> good use.
> it has no capture card of any kind. i was looking into purchasing an
> Hauppauge HD PVR 1212, and linking the Dish Network box to the HD PVR
> via Component cables, then to my tv. the HD PVR would be connected to
> my MythTV machine by USB. i would use this machine solely as the 'back
> end' machine, and use an identical machine (that has an nVidia card) for
> displaying the videos.
> so... does this sound correct? am i missing anything?
> - joel -
I have a very similar setup. I am using using Shawdirect (Canadian
Satellite provider). I have it connected to the HD-PVR. The HD-PVR
does come with the an IR Blaster that you will need to use to control
the STB. At the moment, I am not using the blaster on the HD-PVR.
You will find the CPU is not powerful enough to play the recordings
from the HD-PVR. You will want to get a Nvidia video card capable of
doing VDPAU. (http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/VDPAU) I have a Nvidia 430
card and it works great.
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