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mikeg008
October 21st, 2008, 05:24 PM
Has anyone used the Media Live DIVA 5.1 (http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=Media_Live_DIVA_5.1&class=npc) yet for a Mythbuntu setup? I have been using a standard big beige case with some old hardware and have been planning on upgrading the whole system to a nice HTPC case soon. I had originally planned on buying the MSI Media Live (http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=Media_Live&class=npc) barebones. Last week, my receiver died, so this DIVA 5.1 with the amplified sound card looks pretty good.

I have a couple of concerns before I go out and buy this.
1)
It comes with an ATI® Radeon HD 3200 Integrated Graphics card. From what I have gathered, there can be a lot of headaches associated with trying to get ATI and Mythbuntu to work together. It seems the consensus is to always leaves an open PCI slot so that you can switch to an NVidia card if you have issues.
2)
Will this fit into the same case that comes with the MSI Media Live and if so, can I buy just the case? (MSI has not been very responsive thus far.)
3)
My current capture card is a Hauppage WinTV-PVR-150 (PCI-E X16). The specs on the DIVA are:

• 1 PCI-E X16 (for graphics card only)
• 1 PCI-E X4 (for amplifier card only)
• 3 PCI-E X1

Do I need to buy a new capture card for this MB?


I don't have my heart set on MSI, so all opinions are welcome.

Thanks,
Mike

Cuppa-Chino
November 15th, 2008, 12:20 PM
1) hmm there is a thing on nvidia having xvmc (x video motion compensation) available but it looks like amd/ati will activate their uvd2 (universal video decoder) on linux http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Njc4Ng

2) have you opened your case and checked what typ of mobo is in there?

3) are you sure this is a pci express 16 card, I think its pci but I might be wrong if pci then the diva board has no pci slots avail and you need a new card