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thusgaard
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:31 pm    Post subject: Linux media center (video) Reply with quote

Hi

I have a recording unit (iMac with digital tuner) a storage unit (QNAP + Router with storage).

I need a playback unit. I plan to run Mythbuntu.

Easy I have a nice PC, HP DC7600 (overkill, probably).
- But my TV is not compatible with any of it's outputs. I need a low profile graphicscard with S-video or Compsite output.
- Also a Low profile highend audio output would be nice to connect to the stereo. The Audio output of the DC7600 is a little noisy.

The DC7600 is a power hawk, but it will do for a start. Any advice on a small device that will take 2 low profile cards are welcome too.

I would like to build a playback machine myself, but as far as I can see it can be done cheaper by buying a finished product.

J;-)
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nordle
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 2 cents (0.6 adjusted for inflation) are simply to get a NVidia card. Particularly if your TV is LCD.

I have an ATI card and video tears horribly compared with my myth box which has a crappy nvidia 6200 agp card.
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