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Instead of buying PVR cards, firewire might be a better choice, specially if you want HDTV now or in the future.
Dish receivers: http://www.169time.com/
You could always set up a RAID system, that addresses both the speed and the size issues.There are several non-official discussions on this and they seem to suggest a SATA II standalone disk (on a SATA II controller) is *just as* fast on read and write and doesn't require the extra disk space, configuration or overhead. And I don't know why but I'm just not as big of a fan of NAS for a MythTV as a lot of other people seem to be. I can stuff 2TB of disks into a system that is going to always be on anyway, why do I want yet another apliance to always be on?
Hard Disks have come way down in price, might be worth checking into a hardware based raid sata card or even possibly a NAS server.
Thanks, i'll do that and maybe try to chmod 444 that file to prevent it from being overwritten ;o)
Well I am happy to say that I finally got the basic installation to work!You already have a wireless router (and range expander) with the WRT54G. A WAP (wireless access point) would just add more wireless "expansion" to your home. If you need that, then go for it. It sounds like you just need a wireless *adapter* though. That would be something like a USB dongle or a PCI card; not a "blue box" you plug into your wall. Brands that often work well with Linux (but aren't guaranteed) are TrendNet and Linksys. If you are thinking of plugging your system into a wireless device (often referred to as a gaming adapter) then that would work just as well (it's basically the same idea as using a USB dongle or PCI card, but it connects to your PC through the Ethernet port).
Now its time to get the wireless Linux MCE going and I have a couple of n00b questions about networking:
1. Internet WLAN
Linksys ADSL Router with 4 port switch connected to a Linksys WRT54G WLAN router connected to PC.
DHCP turned OFF.
No major problems here, though some XP machines not taking fixed ip addresses; dhcp no problem.
I also have a Linksys WRE54G range expander with auto configuration.
2. Linux MCE WLAN
At the moment no WLAN hardware, so it's time to go shopping!
Is it enough just to get an Access point or should I get a router?
Sorry for the rookie questions.