Gentoo MythTV

14. 08. 08

Buying Stuff

Filed under: shopping — Tags: , , — niko86 @ 22:22

Here we go, first comes the fun part.
We should buy some stuff.

So i recently started looking at TV Cards.
Since the TV Cards known to work with MythTv are mostly older Cards, i had to look at Ebay.

So i found myself a few Hauppauge PVR 150 Cards.

PVR 150

Started bidding and bought two of them.

I also bought a Pinnacle PCTV Studio since it was extremely cheap (1 €).

PCTV Studio

I am still lacking a DVB-S Card.
I’m looking at the Nexus or Nova Series.

What do else do i need?
Hardware for the Backend and Frontend.

So i bought the stuff for the Frontend first.
Just arrived:
Via Epia M9000

Epia M9000

This is a nice little Mainboard with C3 Processor doing 900mhz.
I put 512MB RAM on it.
It has one PCI Slot and an S-Video Out as well as a Via Unichrome Chip with Hardware MPEG2 Decoder.

This should fit perfectly into the concept of doing a quiet unobtrusive Frontend.

Still waiting for the second Part,
Morex Cubid 2600 ITX Case with an external 150W Power Brick.
I know there are much nicer cases, but this one was really cheap.
Also found on Ebay, paid 30 € for it, mint condition, black.

Cubid 2600

So what else do i miss?

Sure, some Storage for the Frontend, Harddisks are not suitable for this project since i want it to be quiet.
So i took a peak at the SSD Market and found myself a nice little 1 inch 8GB Transcend IDE SSD.
This should be enough to do a mythtv frontend.

Im still missing a DVD Drive, i found a cheap Samsung Slim Drive.
I have not bought it yet.

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