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Nigle

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a couple of questions.
« on: August 23, 2007, 10:04:41 pm »
currently i have an extra am2 x2 4200 processor and some other spare parts.  I need a motherboard, video card, tv tuner(s?)
as i am very new to this whole linux stuff i am worried what i will buy will not be compatible.  please let me know about these items.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127296 - video card need the rgb out for my current television because it is a 32" standard def crt with rgb component inputs.  If this card will not work please let me know what will.

I really have no idea what motherboard to get but i know it needs to have pci express x16 for the video card that I'll need.  Also I think I'll need 2 or 3 tv tuner cards because sometimes I will record 2 shows at the same times and watch live tv.  So I will need slots for those too =\

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815116626 If this tuner would work that would be great because it is cheap please let me know if it will and if there is a cheaper/ better option that you know of.

Thank you for all the help in advance

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Re: a couple of questions.
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2007, 10:22:22 pm »
I have a good experience with Asus EN6200LE (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121019). It supports  modern alpha blended UI2 and HDTV.

Regarding to TV tuner. If you need more than PCI slots in your motherboard you can use some external like HDHomeRun which works well with MythTV.
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Re: a couple of questions.
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2007, 03:37:56 am »
although that video card looks very awsome and all it does not have the component r g b output that i was looking for it only has the composit single rca out for regular tv's.  thank you though.

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Re: a couple of questions.
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2007, 03:47:01 am »
component rgb....did you mean s-video???
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Re: a couple of questions.
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2007, 08:21:59 am »
no i mean component aka rgb aka y/pb/pr  aka y/cb/cr svideo is not component it is y/c. 


here is what svideo breaks out into only 2 differnt connections (4 pins, 2 pins per cable): http://www.fullcompass.com/product_image.php?imageid=17620

the card i posted comes with a box like this one: http://cgi.ebay.com/Gigabyte-Nvidia-9-pinsHDTV-RGB-S-Video-AV-Out-Cable-NEW_W0QQitemZ140063096420QQihZ004QQcategoryZ40161QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

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Re: a couple of questions.
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2007, 03:22:54 pm »
yeah i know what s-video is. the card you showed has s-video. i dont see where it says it comes with your little box though. thats why i was asking.
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Re: a couple of questions.
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2007, 03:24:32 pm »
you can get any card you want pretty much and just use this....unless its out of your price range...its the first one i saw...im sure theyre cheaper somewhere....

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Re: a couple of questions.
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2007, 06:10:53 pm »
actually the card i posted does come with a breakout box and that connection is not svideo although you can plug svideo into the card i posted it has 3 more pins in the center.
here is a picture: http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/14-127-296-03.jpg
a card that just supports svideo would be one like this http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/14-145-067-16.jpg
as you can clearly see the connection is different.
I really do not want to buy a 90+ dollar box just to do something that a video card could do for 20 bucks more.  thanks for trying to help me though it is much appreciated.  do you think the card i posted would run under that LMCE quick install dvd?

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Re: a couple of questions.
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2007, 06:30:48 pm »
oh i see. i didnt look at the picture that closely. just saw the black connector that said tv out. i think it should work though. make sure you use the nvidia proprietary drivers. theres a few different things in the wiki about it. it should ask you on the install if you want to use them. are you going to use the DVD or the CDs to install?
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Re: a couple of questions.
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2007, 07:12:42 pm »
the dvd, just downloaded it off the torrent last night =D  thanks for the info. i guess i should have looked at the wiki first.  I hope it works though because this video card is supposed to offload like all video playback from the cpu.