Category Archives: Mythtv

3Ware 9650se Review

An eternal challenge with home file servers connected to MythTV systems is disk space. Any new space is typically consumed within months. About eight months ago, while dealing with space issues, I researched all the hardware raid solutions under $1000 … Continue reading

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Configuring XFS on a Very Large RAID Array

This was one of those times that you’ve got a huge task at hand and you get bogged down in some super small detail that consumes a full day… I’m setting up a new MythTV system and the first step … Continue reading

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Building a High Capacity, HDTV MythTV System.

We’ve outgrown our current home network/MythTV system. The front ends, in the living room and master bedroom, are great at standard definition. They have AMD Sempron 2200’s running at I think 1.6 MHz and while they churn through SD with … Continue reading

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Quick UGT-ST200 PCI SATA Adapter and NST-360SU-BL eSATA External Case Review

Our home media server has four 400GB drives configured in a RAID5 array using an Adaptec 2400A adapter giving us 1.2TB of RAID5 storage. This media server’s filled with our pictures, songs, movies, and TV shows accessed via MythTV. As … Continue reading

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Getting Channels to Work with Two Tuners Is Still A Pain.

Hurray for schedulesdirect.org! I signed up the day they opened registration. I hope they publish user ids like they do on slashdot.org so we all know who’s old skool. So I finally got around to updating the system to use … Continue reading

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Two tuners and no programming data for one of them…

So I’ve got the pdHDTV 5500 and a Hauppauge card. After adding them both to mythtvsetup and running mythfilldatabase, I only get programming data for the HD card. Even after dropping the database and starting over configuring only the Hauppauge … Continue reading

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Fedora Core 6, ALSA sound, IVTV, and the pcHDTV 5500: Now no sound?

After all the dust settles and you start moving into your new mythtv system, the sound system loads intermittently. I think this is because either the Hauppauge card, the pcHDTV 5500 or both, also have sound hardware and the order … Continue reading

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Getting programming information for two tuners.

My new MythTV box will have a pcHDTV 5500 for HD recording and a Hauppauge 250 for standard TV. Getting the programming information working for both so they didn’t stomp on each other was a challenge. The fix is to … Continue reading

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Firewire on MythTV and a DCT6416 III

No dice so far. I’ve got MythTV changing channels on the cable box, but no video. I’ve been following this site: FireWire MythTV …and only get to Test-mpeg before things go south. I’m going to work on this later.

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Fedora Core 6: Dead on Arrival

Fedora Core 6 has an impossible install bug that installs an i586 kernel on i686 machines, but report it as an i686 kernel. This means that everything’s hunky dory after install until you start messing with drivers, say the nVidia … Continue reading

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