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Users / Re: Why I left LinuxMCE for MythBuntu
« on: March 18, 2008, 04:23:12 pm »
I never suggested over-complicating the forums but having it broken down to components like modo/graphics/cpu/audio/remote-controls etc. is fairly straight forward and i think that on the whole would be helpfull.

"orionsune" i think we should agree to disagree if you are suggesting that the majority of users will not follow such simple categorisation. Some will but most will not!

Users / Re: Remote control
« on: March 18, 2008, 04:16:40 pm »
All is clear now and makes sense.
This is what i was looking for.
Thanks Bulek

Users / Re: Why I left LinuxMCE for MythBuntu
« on: March 18, 2008, 12:18:35 am »
I'll add to the pessimism....
I find that the boards are just too generic (Users/ Installation issues / Archives)
It is not the case that you find someone there and then - online that knows the problem that you are facing and its solution.
In a generic pool such as "Users", your post is lost too quickly and you never get your question answered.
I think the guys who are developing are doing hard work but they are not setting up the forums in a smart way to support the product.

Users / Re: Remote control
« on: March 17, 2008, 11:38:02 pm »
I had a look at the LC10M box and it does indeed come with an attachment that sits between the PSU and the mainboard.

Looking at the iMON PAD which claims to be able to switch the PC on, if it only comes with a remote and a USB connected Display then i can't see how it can switch on the device (unless it can invoke a WOL command which then needs a specific BIOS i would guess).

Can anyone help further please?

Users / Remote control
« on: March 17, 2008, 01:21:57 am »
Hi all,
I have 2 questions on remote controls that come with the TV cards. For example the remote that comes with the WinTV-HVR-1300 MCE-Kit
1) Can this remote, control all functions within Linux MCE or only things that relate to the TV card functions?
2) Is there any attachment that you can buy to make the MCE boot and shut down using the remote? I noticed that some cases come with attachments that goes between the PSu and the motherboard to allow such a function.
Cheers for your help.

Users / Re: Heatsink advice
« on: March 13, 2008, 02:03:59 am »

Users / Re: Heatsink advice
« on: March 13, 2008, 01:02:36 am »
Thanks. WHere did you buy it from?

Users / Re: Heatsink advice
« on: March 13, 2008, 12:29:12 am »
I forgot to mention that the CPU is an AMD socket AM2

Users / Heatsink advice
« on: March 13, 2008, 12:07:32 am »
I am looking for a heatsink that is as quiet as possible (not a watercooler)
Up to 12cm high for my new HTPC under construction.
I found:
- Scythe Mini Ninja CPU Cooler
- Arctic Cooling Freezer 64

Can anyone advise me on a good heatsink?

Users / Re: New to LMCE and forming my PC specs
« on: March 09, 2008, 10:07:19 pm »
Thanks this is useful info. I can reduce my costs now.

Users / Re: New to LMCE and forming my PC specs
« on: March 09, 2008, 07:15:05 pm »
Thanks for the reply
1) I don't think there is a benefit for this application w/ SLI. Video is handled differently from graphic rendering.
> So for TV what should i be looking for? Should i be looking at the highest resolution and the refresh-rate only?

2) Turning off a DVR renders it pretty much useless. It must be on to record TV when you aren't around.
> Disagree that is has to always be switched on. you might use it most of the time but i wouldn't. I don't constantly record things and i could switch on my LMCE during daytime hours. Furthermore within a TV card you get DAB and Freeview all in one.

3) I would use an HDHomeRun for TV in markets where it works. Offloading the video from the system seems to help stability a lot and the mfrs. actively support Myth. Analog TV has 12 months to go and then its history. The cable systems will also shut down analog fast so they won't have support issues and also be able to get a fee for the cable box.
> Sound very logical what you are saying BUT using HDHomeRun goes against the logic of one box does it all which is what most (I think) are looking for in an MCE.

Users / New to LMCE and forming my PC specs
« on: March 09, 2008, 05:22:58 pm »
Hi all,

I am new to LMCE and would greatly appreciate any help.
I am looking for a Media Director/Core that is fairly QUIET and will be used to record the TV, record and play DVDs, play DivX files etc, play music, play streaming internet radio, surf the internet, act as network storage (e.g. configured as an FTP server), and possibly host a website. I am sure i will think of more uses ;-)

Below is my idea of the PC specs.
a) Case       NanoPoint Aplus GL-3 Media Center Compact Case
b) PSU        PSU 650W Modular 12cm Fan - 20+4pin 4/8pin ATX12V, PCI-E, 3x SATA
c) Mobo      A8N32-SLI Deluxe M/B (SLI, Dual network ports)
d) CPU        AMD 4200 64 X2 processor
e) Heatsink  Scythe Ninja-PLUS Rev B Socket 478, 754, 940, 775, 939 & AM2 CPU Cooler
f) Graphics   ASUS 7600GS SLi SILENT 256MB DDR2 DVI VGA HDTV out AGP Graphics Card
g) DVD        Optiarc AD-7191S 20X DVD±RW/DL/RAM LightScribe Serial ATA Black Bare Drive - OEM
h) TVtuner   WinTV HVR 1300 DVB-T Digital & Analog & FM - PC TV Card
i) Wifi          Netgear WG311 Wireless-G 54Mbps PCI Card
j) HDD         Sata II - 350 GB Western digital

1) Any comments on the setup?
2) Is SLi a feature that is supported by LMCE? Or is this something transparent to the OS (i.e. the Mobo takes care of it)?
3) I found no documentation about WinTV HVR 1300 support.
   Assuming it works in LMCE, is the hardware encoding of this card used by LMCE or does the CPU take all the encoding load?
   Has anyone any experience with the TV tuner and it's remote?
4) Can you switch on from hibernate (or even from shutdown) the LMCE box using the MCE IR remote? Does this depend on the Case, the Motherboard and Bios, or the IR receiver?

Any help appreciated.

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