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kazooless

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Hardware - Is This Compatible?
« on: August 07, 2007, 09:26:32 pm »
I have searched this and MythTV and Google, etc. Can't find a definitive answer. I want to switch from M$ MCE to Linux with my existing hardware. I am most concerned about my TV Tuners. Can anybody comment with certaintly about the following hardware?

2 ATI EHome Wonders (Theater 200 chip based)
1 ATI HDTV Wonder
1 ATI X700 Radeon Pro

Intel D915PBL board w/3.4GHz processor and 2.5GB RAM
Sound is built in Realtek high-def. I use the spdif output to a Sony receiver. Right now I lose the sound when Windows comes out of S3 standby.

BTW, Does LinuxMCE support S3 standby?

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Re: Hardware - Is This Compatible?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2007, 07:22:02 am »
1) The linux support for the ATI video card isn't good and you won't get UI2.
2) The tuners have been listed in the past as not supported in Myth. They may be now.
3) The realtek is supported but only digital or two channel analog without some manipulation.

I don't know if Linux support the S3. LMCE doesn't explicitly support it.

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Re: Hardware - Is This Compatible?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2007, 09:03:32 am »
Have a look Fiire products - http://fiire.com/index.php. It'll give you some ideas about right hardware.
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