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Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   12-16-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 57
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Posted By wnewell
I don't own a Sony TV, but there shouldn't be...

I don't own a Sony TV, but there shouldn't be any reason it won't work with a computer. In fact I've never had a TV that wouldn't work. Old Sanyo 32" SDTV using S-video, Olevia 27" HDTV, Envision...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   12-15-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,255
Posted By wnewell
You can use virtually any TV with a computer as...

You can use virtually any TV with a computer as long as its got a video input. A TV is just a monitor with extras.
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   12-02-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,255
Posted By wnewell
Quote:Originally Posted by woodeye...

Quote:Originally Posted by woodeye http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19558723)

Where to start?!
My ultimate goal would be to network my whole...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   11-30-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,842
Posted By wnewell
I upgraded to 0.24 a few weeks ago and have...

I upgraded to 0.24 a few weeks ago and have regretted it. I've hacked most of the problems out, but can't get FF skipback to work at all. I sure don't like having to edit xml files to get 12...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   11-09-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,255
Posted By wnewell
As for mounting an IR receiver in the case, I...

As for mounting an IR receiver in the case, I cut out a 3.5" cover to match the HP receiver and let let black clear part stick out. Looked OK to me. I think someone makes an IR receiver that fits a...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   11-07-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,255
Posted By wnewell
Newegg has more than 10 models with an FM tuner....

Newegg has more than 10 models with an FM tuner.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...e=&srchInDesc=...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   11-06-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,255
Posted By wnewell
You can use any (IR) remote you want. Personally...

You can use any (IR) remote you want. Personally now I use RCA Cable remotes (RCRP05B) even though I don't have cable or sat. But I've used many different remotes in the past. You just need an IR...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   11-04-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,255
Posted By wnewell
I'm sure the HDhomerun is a fine product, but...

I'm sure the HDhomerun is a fine product, but being external might cause problems if space is an issue. There are many fine internal tuners that will do the same thing, either via PCI or PCIe. And I...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   10-29-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,974
Posted By wnewell
Quote:Originally Posted by eliasaudio...

Quote:Originally Posted by eliasaudio http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19408688)

Where does one find any MCE compatible receivers? I thought...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   09-08-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,281
Posted By wnewell
Are you using the Nvidia driver? If not, then...

Are you using the Nvidia driver? If not, then that's your problem.
[wes@wes2 ~]$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf|grep nv
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
#...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   08-14-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,186
Posted By wnewell
Quote:Originally Posted by Klogg96...

Quote:Originally Posted by Klogg96 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19048377)

Thank you guys for the responses ...

Here is my updated planned...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   08-14-2010, 02:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,186
Posted By wnewell
MB: ECS GF8200A $60 Graphics Card: Onboard $0 ...

MB: ECS GF8200A $60
Graphics Card: Onboard $0
CPU: Any AMD Athlon II or Phenom II $50 and up.
Case: CoolerMaster Elite 360 $40
Tuner Card: Dvico Fusion HDTV7 dual express

1. Don't care.
2....
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   07-14-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,955
Posted By wnewell
Mythbuntu loads minimal stuff, as does...

Mythbuntu loads minimal stuff, as does Knoppmyth, Mythdora, and possibly other MythTV specific distros.
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   06-29-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,522
Posted By wnewell
There's no need for a separate front/backend....

There's no need for a separate front/backend. For ~$300, you can build a capable decent looking IMO single system. Then if you want to add another frontend later, no problem. Here's what I'd use,...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   06-16-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,074
Posted By wnewell
Because the DVICO Fusion HDTV5 USB Gold doesn't...

Because the DVICO Fusion HDTV5 USB Gold doesn't have NTSC support in linux yet. With NTSC practically dead, I doubt it ever will.
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   06-13-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,074
Posted By wnewell
You don't need a schedules direct account to...

You don't need a schedules direct account to scan for channels. At least not with ATSC. I don't use cable co. so couldn't say for sure, but I doubt it.
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   06-13-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,033
Posted By wnewell
The recording backend usually flags the...

The recording backend usually flags the commercials and the frontend skips them. Uh, if you set it up this way. I have no clue about XBMC. Never tried it. MythTV does everything I want, or more.
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   06-12-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,074
Posted By wnewell
Both tuners seem to register fine. Have you...

Both tuners seem to register fine. Have you configured them properly in mythbackend. I don't do cable, but I assume you do have digital cable, as the device won't work with analog.
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   06-11-2010, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,439
Posted By wnewell
I don't think so. I finally found some Dvico...

I don't think so. I finally found some Dvico Fusion HDTV7 Dual Express cards for $89 and went with 3 of them.
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   06-06-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 973
Posted By wnewell
I have some videos and pictures, but mainly I...

I have some videos and pictures, but mainly I use my system for OTA HDTV. My server consist of an ECS GF8200A in mini tower with a Phenom II X4 805, 4 GB and about 2TB of drive space total. Running...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   05-21-2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,365
Posted By wnewell
Try using card=3 when loading the driver. If...

Try using card=3 when loading the driver. If that doesn't work, you'll have to find out if the card rev. you have is in the latest cx23885 driver. What rev is your card?

To test do this.
rmmod...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   05-20-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,365
Posted By wnewell
Quote:Originally Posted by al_undy...

Quote:Originally Posted by al_undy http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18663420)

So I have built my system and everything seems to work except the...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   05-14-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,025
Posted By wnewell
If you're using OTA ATSC, program data can be...

If you're using OTA ATSC, program data can be gather from the OTA signal. Just activate EIT for all your tuners in setup. ATSC is all I use, so don't know about other sources.
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   05-13-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,365
Posted By wnewell
For OTA ATSC I had 4 old (first gen) Air2PC PCI...

For OTA ATSC I had 4 old (first gen) Air2PC PCI cards. They worked OK as long as I got a good signal. I also used Hauppauge 1250's for a while. The problem I had with them was they didn't work in my...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   04-19-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,534
Posted By wnewell
Super Talent just released some new inexpensive...

Super Talent just released some new inexpensive SSD drives. They aren't the fastest, but a lot faster than USB drives.

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?p=FTM8GL25V&c=pw
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