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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:37 am 
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Location: Kangasala, Finland
# Video type: SDTV/PAL
# Type of system: combined front- and back-end
# Noise level: Noisy, but located ten meters away in technical room

# CASE: Unbranded
# PSU: Unbranded 300W
# MOTHERBOARD: MSI KT333 (VIA KT3 chipset)
# CPU: AMD Athlon 2000+
# RAM: 512 MB
# CPU HEATSINK: Copper-based, with single fan
# CD/DVD-RW: LiteOn DVD±RW 16x DW1650-488C
# HDD: 80GB Seagate and 8 GB Seagate
# GRAPHICS CARD: Ati Radeon 8500 & Grand Hand View II for TV out
# SOUNDCARD: Onboard
# TUNER CARD: 2 X Technotrend Budget T1500
# REMOTE CONTROL: Technotrend Silver remote, using homebrew receiver

There were three main issues:

1. TV Out was solved by external VGA to TV converter. I spent 20+ hours on the ATI TV out never getting it to work.
2. Soundcard issue causing NVP: Prebuffering pauses which caused watching TV to twitch. Repaired by directing MPEG-2 audio directly to SPDIF and using aggressive setting.
3. Remote control was not listed, downloaded the Technotrend file from Lirc site. Also had to manually edit the ~/.mythtv/lircrc-file to match the technotrend setup file.

Hardware was not the problem, the EPG was. I got it working though...


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