MythTV Hardware

Here’s what I’ve ordered to build my MythTV unit. I’ll let you know how I like it all once the stuff arrives <grin>

  • Chenbro PC40522-BK Micro-ATX case, $46. It looks nice, sorta like a VCR, I guess.
  • Biostar M7NCG 400 AMD Socket A Micro-ATX motherboard, $61. Has built-in TV out and S/PDIF digital audio out. Perfect for this project.
  • AMD Athlon XP 2200+ CPU, $67. Wow, these things are cheap.
  • Samsung 160GB ATA133 hard drive, $91. Got this particular one because it’s suposed to be really quiet.
  • Kingston 256MB RAM, $46.
  • Hauppauge PVR-350 TV capture card with hardware MPEG-2 encode and decode support, $165.
  • IR blaster, homebrew: $8 of RadioShack parts.

Total cost: $484.

2 thoughts on “MythTV Hardware

  1. I would suggest a professional IR Blaster from for $12 Instead of the $8 of radio shack homebrew variety. It will look a whole lot nicer than the homebrew variety and saves you a lot of time and effort.

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