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    Default Hardware suggestion for a media center

    Hi I am wanting to build a Linux, more than likely openSUSE based, media
    center and looking for some suggestions on hardware and even software.
    The biggest suggestion that I need is a good TV tuner card that will
    work, the only problem I have with ATI is there horrible drivers. Any
    other suggestions you have are welcome, this will be my biggest personal
    use build yet and I want to do it right
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    Default Re: Hardware suggestion for a media center

    If you do a google search on " opensuse media center " you will get many hits of such setups, and will be able to read various users efforts at this.

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    caf4926 wrote:

    >
    > Obviously the first place to look is: 'Hardware - openSUSE'
    > (http://en.opensuse.org/Hardware)
    >
    > '[Phoronix] Linux Reviews & Articles on Graphics Cards'
    >

    (http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...aphics%20Cards)
    >
    >


    Thanks for the suggestions looking at the hardware list seems like
    there are a couple that will work with 11.1 and hopefully up if I can
    find them, most of them look older so most stores may not have it
    anymore. As for software it looks like a lot of people have good luck
    with mythtv, and I found Moovida
    (http://www.susegeek.com/multimedia/m...dia-center-in-
    opensuse/) which supports what I want the biggest thing is TV playback
    (Analog?). I guess I should have said that I am in the U.S. so it
    needs to support analog TV in what ever format that is used here.
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    Adam Jimerson wrote:

    > caf4926 wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> Obviously the first place to look is: 'Hardware - openSUSE'
    >> (http://en.opensuse.org/Hardware)
    >>
    >> '[Phoronix] Linux Reviews & Articles on Graphics Cards'
    >>

    >

    (http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...aphics%20Cards)
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Thanks for the suggestions looking at the hardware list seems like
    > there are a couple that will work with 11.1 and hopefully up if I

    can
    > find them, most of them look older so most stores may not have it
    > anymore. As for software it looks like a lot of people have good

    luck
    > with mythtv, and I found Moovida
    > (http://www.susegeek.com/multimedia/m...-media-center-

    in-
    > opensuse/) which supports what I want the biggest thing is TV

    playback
    > (Analog?). I guess I should have said that I am in the U.S. so it
    > needs to support analog TV in what ever format that is used here.


    PS being able to record TV shows will be a plus

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    reason than only freedom can make security more secure." Karl Popper

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