Recently I picked up a PCR-350 card from Chase’s boss and decided to give MythTV a try again. I have tried it in the past but with little luck since I was using an ATI TV Wonder Pro which does software encoding. Anyways I have been dabbling with Knoppmyth, Ubuntu, Gentoo and have not been able to get the damn thing working. The life tv function just displays a blank screen, but when I cat the device to a file it DOES capture. Anyways I got another machine from a guy that we share and office with so that was to be my new MythTV box…. that changed tonight when I decided to convert my main desktop to the MythTV box and the machine I got from the guy at work to my Desktop. Anyways here are the new specs of my MythTV box, all the parts should be here with in the week.
I plan on using the Compact Flash Adapter for /boot, I hope that it speeds the boot process… if not I guess its kind of cool to have /boot running off a 256 mb CF Card. I will keep everyone posted on what steps I take to get this running, I am thinking of the Gentoo route as it is my fav. distro.