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BarfBag
May 11th, 2008, 04:43 AM
I was wondering how expandable the Koala Mini is. Is there room inside for a TV Tuner, so MythTV can be run?

ctsdownloads
May 11th, 2008, 10:23 PM
I was wondering how expandable the Koala Mini is. Is there room inside for a TV Tuner, so MythTV can be run?

Just by looking at it:
http://system76.com/images/koala_1_large.jpg

I would say that if it is external, sure, but certainly not internal. Then comes the fun in finding a compatible external option. :)
http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Video_capture_card#Firewire_Capture_Cards

For my money, A Sable Performance might make more sense. You still get a living room appearance friendly device, but have room to add to it.

compiledkernel
May 12th, 2008, 03:13 PM
Pinnacle.

They make a rather nice set of TV card that have External interfaces. So if you have a USB port your in safe there.

http://www.pinnaclesys.com/PublicSite/us/Home/

AusIV4
May 13th, 2008, 02:36 AM
I use a Plextor ConvertX PX-TV402U. It does onboard MPEG 4 encoding (which is nice on your CPU), and it works nicely with MythTV. It's got a large price tag, and takes some work to set up, but I think it's definitely worthwhile.

MikeNick42
July 29th, 2008, 09:14 PM
The hdhomerun is supposed to be a pretty nice external tuner and well supported by mythtv. I don't have any personal experience with it though.