I've recently been thinking about moving from MythTV to LinuxMCE, so I can start dabbling into the home automation side of life.
I currently have a MythTV backend with three satellite receivers attached along one front end (specs at bottom). How easy is it to throw LinuxMCE onto the backend, which is running MythDora 10.21 (Myth upgraded to 0.22), without losing my MythTV backend and all of the recordings?
Should I invest in a separate box for the LinuxMCE core?
And should a new machine be needed for the core, what about H/W recommendations?
Dual Xeon 2.8Ghz
16GB SCSI HW Raid 1 for OS
1TB HDD Raid 1 storage + 1 external 1TB for nightly rsync
1 PVR-500 (dual input)
1 CommandIR II 4 port iR transceiver
Zotac ION-ITX-A-U (Intel Atom 330 Dual Core + nVidia ION Chipset)
16Gb Flash card (replacing HDD)
USB-UIRT2 (with the gray Phillips MCE remote)
Samsung 46" using the VGA input
Thanks in advance!