New MythTV OTA PVR - Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 2008-05-20, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Westminster
Posts: 1,253
New MythTV OTA PVR

I have down loaded the iso for mandriva. I have book marked

http://mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/ATI_HDTV_Wonder
My plans are install the mandriva and add this above script and the additional

stuff for the firmware for the ati hdtv card.

This will keep me busy till the 2009 cut off anyways I am hoping to have a non win OTA Box that will also record OTA...here goes.
danbcman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 2008-05-21, 01:43 AM
OTA Forum Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 24,878
Dan, have you run Linux before? Mandriva is a great distro and is what I use for HTPC, but it requires quite a bit of tweaking and non-standard software for best OTA PVR usage. If you're comfortable with that, it should be great.

I've been hearing really good things about Mythbuntu and I've used Mythdora myself. Those are canned Linux distros that are already set up for HTPC. If you're new to Linux, I'd say go with one of those for yoru OTA HTPC PVR.



stampeder is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 2008-05-21, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Westminster
Posts: 1,253
good idea Stampeder

I have played around with Knoppix and was able to move around there okay I fell short in doing installs of any kind. Having a system tuned for what I want to do till I get the feel of it is a good idea. I will get that and give it a go.

Install onto a cd were difficult

Last edited by danbcman; 2008-05-21 at 02:17 PM.
danbcman is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 2008-05-21, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Westminster
Posts: 1,253
My equipment :)

Asus P5GD1-VM
3.2 CPU
2 gig men
ATI HDTV Card
ATI Radeon 600 Pro 128 meg
SATA 160 Hard Drive.

USB Multi card reader ( can be unplugged if needed)
Samsung DVD WriteMaster

From my reading this morning it should be all that I need to be at a level to handle all I want to do Watch OTA HDTV and Record OTA HDTV.
I will round up the bits and pieces to connect to it to do a power up and install. I have a beack up plan as I have purchased and used successfully Acronis 11 and made a image of the XP system as it works fine at this point but the experiment is to compare and so in a short time here I go

Any last min hints tips for a full install of Mythbuntu would appreciated.
danbcman is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 2008-05-21, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Westminster
Posts: 1,253
first install

Well I installed great a few questions I had to quess on but it did get loaded.
I then was offered a chance to install the 3D graphics stuff for the display card so I did and all was fine but asked for a reboot and then rebooted and hung....and hung....so I did a hard shut down and cold start still hung... so back to WinXp from image and a new install in a short time again.
danbcman is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 2008-05-21, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Westminster
Posts: 1,253
desktop version

Installed and looking for how get the tv running oh ya fun .

Again after many various attempts even with this nicer version Desktop I still am un able to get the TV to run. I will take a break again read further on and see where that takes me

Last edited by danbcman; 2008-05-21 at 11:41 PM. Reason: add info
danbcman is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 2008-05-22, 01:40 PM
rpr
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Brampton, ON
Posts: 484
I've never had any success using ATI tuner cards. Hauppage (sp?) work great in Windows and Linux. That is, PCI cards specifically, I have no experience with USB cards.
rpr is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome