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 :slight_smile:

“We must plan for freedom, and not only for security, if for no other
reason than only freedom can make security more secure.” Karl Popper

Obviously the first place to look is: Hardware - openSUSE

[Phoronix] Linux Reviews & Articles on Graphics Cards](http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=category&item=Graphics%20Cards)

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.

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?page=category&item=Graphics%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/moovida-adavanced-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.

“We must plan for freedom, and not only for security, if for no other
reason than only freedom can make security more secure.” Karl Popper

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?page=category&item=Graphics%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/moovida-adavanced-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 :wink:


“We must plan for freedom, and not only for security, if for no other
reason than only freedom can make security more secure.” Karl Popper

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