On Fri, 2004-07-16 at 08:25, Brendan Kehoe wrote:
> I'm going to try building up a MythTV box, and was wondering what sort of
> success any of you have had thus far. I saw the notes from the beginning
> of the year, so I know it's something that's being hacked on. I'll be
> hooking it up to the NTL digital cable box.
I built a MythBox a while ago.
It's a Shuttle XPC case (sn41g2, with an nforce2 chipset).
Myth is not easy to set up, but there is some good documentation,
In particular "Jarod's guide" ( http://wilsonet.com/mythtv ).
I got most of the pieces from Komplett.ie which seemed fairly
competitive at the time, and were quite good with delivery.
The only thing I didn't get there was the pvr350. I got it
on impulse one day in Peats, so I don't know where to find it cheap...
I'm pretty satisfied with the whole thing, except that the shuttle is
fairly noisy. I think one can get a quieter fan for it, but I don't know
As for distro, I went with Gentoo, mainly because I was already used to
it. Jarod's guide is written with Fedora in mind so it's probably easier
I still haven't built a IR transmitter to change channels on the NTL
box, so I'd be quite interested about how you got on with that one.
Hope this helps,
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