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<br>i only have freeview so i guess I just need something to plug in an antenna or an euroconnector? (Looking for something that is proved to work with ubuntu of course.
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<br>> On 08/07/11 21:27, Andres wrote:
<br>> > I'm seeing virgin media tv ads about the tivo box.
<br>> > Is this stuff that mythubuntu can do?
<br>> > If so what is the hardware any of you would recomend?
<br>> I understand the Tivo box has some sort of inteligence in it in that it
<br>> can suggest TV programs and what not. Not to mention the Virgin Tivo
<br>> box supports HD cable programming :-)
<br>> But from what I've read about MythTV it also seems very powerful if you
<br>> spend the time tweaking it.
<br>> The last time I was reading up about it, if you wanted to do HDTV
<br>> playback it was recommended that you had an NVidia graphics card
<br>> (something like a Geforce 8400 or higher or a GeForce 210 or higher)
<br>> which can offload the HD video decoding to the graphics card so you can
<br>> have a lower spec machine.
<br>> I believe if you want just Freeview then an Atom board with an Ion
<br>> chipset with maybe 2GB Ram and a big hard drive and some USB Freeview
<br>> sticks would suffice.
<br>> I guess really to advise what hardware you'd need depends on what you
<br>> want to do. If you wanted to you could maybe have a powerful backend
<br>> with a few tuner cards (maybe a couple of DVB-S2 Satellite tuners and
<br>> some Freeview tuners) for free to air channels and then multiple front
<br>> ends to play all back on.
<br>> Personally I am tempted to get one of these...
<br>> <a href="http://www.ebuyer.com/product/253305">http://www.ebuyer.com/product/253305</a>
<br>> It's a low power dual core Athlon II server with 1GB Ram and a 250GB
<br>> hard drive. It's small and has space for 4 drives and up to 8GB Ram.
<br>> It also has a £100 cashback offer until the end of this month.
<br>> Originally I was thinking of getting one to replace my P4 server in the
<br>> loft with something lower power and quieter but after some thought, if I
<br>> stick a Geforce 210 in there I can also use it for MythTV as well
<br>> (although due to the limited internal slots, I'd have to use USB
<br>> tuners), and finding a USB sound card with SPDIF output which is
<br>> compatible with Ubuntu seems to be a bit of a challenge.