View Full Version : [mythbuntu] Setup A personal Video recorder/Media Center

December 9th, 2009, 07:05 PM
Greetings all,

I would like to setup a PVR/media center at home capable of: Recording TV shows from cable TV (while I am watching the shows). I currently have a slightly new laptop with an HDMI port and a firewire port and a decent video card.

After going through google and wiki, I found that Mythbuntu will be the ideal operating system for this job. I also found that I will need to buy some sort of TV/Video tuner/recorder to be able to record the cable TV.

First question: Can someone suggest a good external (its a
laptop) TV tuner/recorder that is compatible with mythbuntu?

Second question: Is that all I need for this project to be a success?

Third question: Will I be able to save the recorded video into any format that I want? Or does that depend on the type of the tuner?

Any help is appreciated!

December 10th, 2009, 08:28 PM