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Re: [SLUG] tv setup
- To: Ken Foskey <foskey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] tv setup
- From: Michael Fox <fox.michael@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 07:54:47 +1100
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On 1/20/06, Ken Foskey <foskey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Found a fairly comprehensive HTPC (TV) howto.
Plenty of sites around talking about it, just need to do the correct search.
> Worth reading as he talks a lot about power supplies, harddrive
> reliability and other stuff that I found interesting. He seems to have
> destroyed more hardware than I have owned.
> Suggests 1Ghz to record and 2Ghz (3Ghz recommended) to playback.
> Standard TV is a lot less 1Ghz seems OK.
> Talks about Pentium Vs AMD and recommends Pentium, AMD tends to
> bottleneck a little. Luckily my spare is a Pentium.
> 4Gb per show on the harddrive. He also recommends that you leave you
> main harddrive non-LVM andset up the rest as LVM with as much harddisk
> as you can get. For noise and heat reasons the larger the HD the
Depends on the channel, as some channels broadcast at different
bitrates and thus 30mins on one channel is not the same disk space on
another channel for 30 mins.
All I can say is that your disk fills rather quickly, especially when
you have 2 tuners doing a bit of recording. I was sitting at about
99gb used lastnight, however I watched about 2-3 programs and then
recorded another 3 overnight, so I reckon I am back over 99gb again.
> I am still reading, interesting stuff.
> Remotes the keyword seems to be lirc (Linux Infrared Control).
Some remotes dont work with lirc, like mine. Its just a USB HID
device. But you can certainly work around it. If anyone is handy with
a soldering iron, maybe they could have a go at making me a Serial IR
module so my remote will talk to my IR serial port (rather then the
USB IR thing I get with the cards).