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  1. #31
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    Re: Please post your Functional/Non Functional Hardware

    Hardware:
    CPU: AMD XP1500 (really...)
    RAM: 1Gb
    DVD Drive: Pioneer DVR-105 DVD-R Re-writer
    Video Card: Nvidia Geforce 2 MX/MX400 32Mb
    Sound Card: On Board AC97 thingy
    Motherboard Chipset: Errr...not too sure
    HDD: Hitachi 160Gb IDE
    Remote: Hauppage Grey one
    Tuners: Hauppage PVR-150

    Performance:

    Failed. When booting from the CD my floppy drive goes into meltdown and then the installer drops back to the command prompt. The command /sbin/modprobe failed apparently...

    It's supposed to be a combined front and backend and has worked successfully(ish) with Mythdora but I've always preferred Ubuntu.

  2. #32
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    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: Please post your Functional/Non Functional Hardware

    Hardware:
    ASUS P1-AH2 Barebones kit
    CPU:AMD Athlon 64 4200+ X2
    RAM: 2GB Mushkin DDRII 800 Dual Channel Kit
    DVD Drive: LITE-ON LH-20A1L-05 20X DVD-RW SATA
    Video Card: Nvidia 6150 (onboard video)
    Sound Card: On Board Azalia ALC86-DTS
    Motherboard Chipset: whatever comes with the P1-AH2
    HDD: Western Digital 500GB SATA
    Remote: Kworld
    Tuners: Kworld 115
    Display: Panasonic AE-700 Front Projector

    This is my first MythTV install. I built the box and installed MythTV last night. The install was very smooth even though there don't appear to be instructions on how to install for Gutsy. I just used the Feisty instructions as a guide.

    I followed these instructions for the Kworld 115 card: LINK
    I set up 3 programs to record and went to bed. They were all there this morning when I got up. This setup is playing ATSC HD very well, over the air or recorded. I've yet to test the optical audio out, or remote.

    EDIT: The Kworld 115 doesn't provide audio on the NTSC SD Tuner. I've followed several guides and I'm still working on the issue. I may start a new thread requesting help on this issue. On the ATSC side of the tuner everything is working great, recording and playback with now issues. Also I ended up with one bad stick of ram so I'm running with 1GB until I get that replaced.
    Last edited by am_pcguy; October 21st, 2007 at 09:36 PM. Reason: found a problem

  3. #33
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    Re: Please post your Functional/Non Functional Hardware

    Hardware
    CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3200
    RAM: 1Gb
    Video Card: Geforce 5200FX
    Sound Card: Soundblaster Live! Audigy
    HD: 250GB PATA and 750GB SATA in LVM
    Remote: Windows Media Center Remote (MCEUSB2) ( Does NOT Work ) / iMon Pad Remote (Did not attempt to configure as I don't use it, but this probably is interfering with the MS remote)
    Tuners: None installed (2 sitting on a shelf)
    Extra: LCD. iMON VFD. No options to setup the LCD

  4. #34

    Re: Please post your Functional/Non Functional Hardware

    Dedicated BE
    Hardware : Sony Viao RS ( BEER-TAP)
    CPU: 2.4 Ghz HT
    RAM: 1.0 Gb
    Video Card: NVidia FX-5200
    Sound Card: On-board
    HD: None
    Remote: None
    Tuners: Hauppauge PVR-150
    Hauppauge PVR-350

    Dedicated FE
    Hardware : Mini-itx Epia 800 (COORS-LITE)
    CPU: 800Mhz
    RAM: 512MB
    Video Card: On-Board
    Sound Card: On-Board
    HD: None
    Remote: None
    Tuners: None

    Performance:
    Backend works great, frontend works good.

  5. #35
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    Re: Please post your Functional/Non Functional Hardware

    Backend/Frontend
    CPU: Sempron 2800+
    M/B: Basic Gigabyte
    RAM: 512Mb RAM
    HDD: 200Gb PATA
    Sound: onboard
    Video: Leadtek FX 5700 128Mb - TV out (to TV )
    Tuner 1: Happauge Nova-T DVB-T (Phillips)
    Tuner 2&3: Dvico FusionHDTV Dual Digital 4 (new PCI version)
    Remote: MCE Remote original Microsoft
    Software: Mythbuntu 7.10 RC + Shepherd for Guide Data

    Sydney Australia

    Nova-T worked out of the box - well you need to download firmware but was too easy.
    Dvico was a little more troublesome - although once the latest V4L was setup and firmware loaded - it just worked. Followed howto that everyone points to..
    CPU barely hits 40% with all three cards recording... (20% is frontend process) tempted to try another Dual Digital 4 to take it to 5 tuners... and seperate the frontend from the backend + add a couple of more frontends. Have tried the Live CD frontend and it worked seamlessly. Plan to offload post processing to my Vmware machine as commercial flagging alone can chew 40% CPU...

    Planned upgrade: another 1Gig of RAM + 500GB SATA drive + another dual tuner.

    Mythbuntu Rocks... cheers!
    Last edited by JB2007; October 23rd, 2007 at 12:51 AM.

  6. #36
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    Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

    Re: Please post your Functional/Non Functional Hardware

    Hardware
    CPU: p4 3ghz
    RAM: 512mb
    Video Card: ATI x800xl, fglrx 42.3 (tv-out)
    Sound Card: onboard ac97
    HD: 320gb sata seagate, xfs
    Remote: Gyration media center remote
    Tuners: PCHDTV 5500
    OS: Feisty Kubuntu + mythtv backend and frontend, dist-upgraded to gutsy (still uses openbox)


    Performance

    TV card worked right away after picking the right driver, and it actually shows up as 4 capture cards in "input connections" because it does both analog and digital using different drivers. Because the tv card doesn't have an onboard encoder, my cpu has to do it all. Using the kerneldeint and denoise3d playback filters and mpeg4 encoding and xvideo, watching an analog tv file while it is still recording is smooth now. Sound in recordings is pretty quiet, and I usually run the playback volume at max (external cord from capture card to onboard mic input, and I haven't messed with alsamixer). Digital SD plays back fine live. HD live playback does work when I turn off the deint and denoise filters. The remote was instantly recognized as a keyboard and mouse, but needed keymapping, and still has 4 buttons that aren't recognized at all (stuff like the dvd menu button). I needed to install fglrx to get TV-out working (did not try gatos). There's a small blank space at the bottom of my TV screen, probably due to video card driver issues.
    Last edited by napsilan; October 26th, 2007 at 07:51 PM.

  7. #37
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    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Re: Please post your Functional/Non Functional Hardware

    Just installed last night. Hardware config is as follows:

    Dell Dimension 4600
    CPU: Intell P4 2.4ghz
    Mobo: standard mobo for a dimension 4600
    RAM: 1GB PC2700 DDR333
    Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 6200
    Hard drives: 2x 320 GB (Haven't setup LVM yet but plan to thanks to the recent sticky)
    Optical: DVD-RW DL Memorex and DVD+RW NEC
    Tuner: pcHDTV HD-5500
    Remote: Snapstream Firefly

    All hardware installed without any problems. I had to use the lircrc and lircd.conf files from mythtv.org for the firefly. After that the remote worked fine.

    I also had to setup ndiswrapper for my netgear wireless card. That was no problem either.

    Mythbuntu is awesome.
    Jonathan Brown
    The best part of waking up is not Folgers in your cup...it's knowing that Chuck Norris didn't kill you in your sleep.

  8. #38
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    Re: Please post your Functional/Non Functional Hardware

    Hardware-Backend/Frontend
    __________________________

    CPU: P4 2.6 HT @ 3.13
    Mobo: Asus P4C800-E Deluxe
    RAM: 2048 Kingston HyperX (PC3200 DDR)
    Video Card: BFGTech 7800GS OC (256) AGP
    Sound Card: SB Audigy 2 Platinum
    HD: 500 GB Seagate
    Remote: Hauppauge
    Tuners: Hauppauge-WinTV-PVR-150
    Monitor: VS VX922 19" LCD @ 1280x1024


    Performance
    ____________

    I just wanted to say how smooth the install went, everything went fine, including setting up grub, thanx to the advanced option during the bootloader setup, I read through your install manual and step by step everything went perfect, taking notes on the kernel and root entries for grub before rebooting I was able to add it to my existing grub and Mythbuntu booted up fine without making me chroot in to fix my existing grub, leaving my multiboot setup intact.

    Recording works great, love the commercial skipping, still need to figure out transferring stuff from an external ntfs removable hdd into the myth install as user, will search the forums.

    So far everything is performing fine, but I only watched a little TV so far. The entire install was pleasant, polished, professional. Thanx again
    Last edited by RabidWolf; December 3rd, 2007 at 05:39 PM. Reason: update post info

  9. #39
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    Ubuntu Breezy 5.10

    Re: Please post your Functional/Non Functional Hardware

    Hardware
    CPU: AMD Athlon 2ghz
    RAM: 512mb ram
    Video Card: NVIDIA 440mx
    Remote: pvr-150 black & gray
    HD: 2 Harddrives in LVM fashion about 450gb
    Tuners:
    Hauppauge PVR-150

    Performance
    Tuner worked right out the gate.
    Had to install the nvidia legacy drivers for my card to work
    Used a different .lircrc file which worked much better

  10. #40
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    Re: Please post your Functional/Non Functional Hardware

    Hardware
    CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ (2,4GHz) Socket AM2 65W Box
    RAM: Corsair Value S. PC5300 DDR2 2048MB
    Video Card: Nvidia 7600GS Silent 512 MB
    Sound Card:Onboard
    HD: Samsung SpinPoint T166 500GB SATA2 16MB 7200RPM
    Remote: Windows MCE Phillips new model
    Tuners: Hauppage 500 MCE
    Motherboard: Asus M2A-VM HDMI
    Chassi: Antec Fusion V2?

    Performance
    Installation worked perfect if you don´t use an old CRT television. Everything works besides... Remote is recognized sometimes and sometimes not. After install of xubuntu desktop videofiles can´t be played in xine, mplayer, vlc or totem. Audio OK but video just gives many shades of green colours. Same picture in all players. I have still not found a way to make my LCD/VFD on the chassi work. Old Feisty manuals don´t seems to work.

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