[ILUG] Linux HTPC
jm at jmason.org
Thu Feb 15 12:56:03 GMT 2007
O'Sullivan, Damian writes:
> Am thinking of implementing a MythTV based HTPC. This would mainly be
> for playing mpegs and other files but I would like to build in some PVR
> functionality too. I have Sky Digital and NTL basic. Anyone have any
> recommendations on a good tuner(s) or ant tips/caveats to look out for?
> At the moment I have a laptop (FC6 + Mplayer) to do the music/mpegs bit
> but really want something remote based so I don't have to leave the
> couch! Was going to buy a WiFi phone so I could control the laptop from
> couch but I think a remote might be better!
http://taint.org/wk/BuildingFreevo documents my thrill-laden ride
through the world of MythTV. Two things:
- 1. don't use a Hauppauge card if you can avoid it -- they're too closed
and the linux drivers suffer as a result.
- 2. warning: being a sysadmin for your TV is not as much fun as you might
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