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My MythTV setup consists of a master backend and two MiniMyth front ends. The backend has an Intel DG33BU motherboard, an Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 processor with 2GB RAM, and runs CentOS 5. The MiniMyth frontends both run Minimyth-0.22.0-72.

The backend CentOS was installed from my mrepo server, and with the atrpms-stable, centos-plus and rpmforge repo.

I did have to add the following to grub.conf on the kernel line because of ACPI issues with the DG33BU motherboard: pci=nommconf

The two mythfrontend systems, both running minimyth-0.22.0-72, boot from the backend via tfptboot. The minimyth.conf config files below are copies of what I am currently using.

I also added a HD Homerun tuner to try it out, and I'm getting a few HD channels over regular analog cable. I added an rabbit-ears antenna, and I am picking up OTA HD channels as well. The minimyth-amd box doesn't break a sweat watching the HD channels.

mythfrontend - epia

A Casetronic c137 case w/ 90w powersupply
EPIA-M10000 motherboard
VIA C3 1Ghz processor
512MB RAM
cd/dvd rom drive
Paired to a 25" TV via composite rca out

A few notes on the setup:


Running: Minimyth-0.22.0-72.
Here is the minimyth.conf for this epia box as well as the xorg.conf which is called by the following option:MM_X_FETCH_XORG_CONF='yes' I used Mythtv wiki for setting up the remote control, and here are the lircd.conf and lircrc also used in my mythamd box and fetched by the minimyth.conf.


Pics of the epia box:


the layout - out of the box:
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with the hard drive and motherboard installed:
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close-up of the hard drive:
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cdrom installed:
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all closed, ready for action:
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Microsoft A90-00007 usb remote control
the lircrc config file I used for this particular remote.
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the remote frontend is using my backend system for viewing.
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mythfrontend - amd

Antec Minuet 300 Case
ASUS M2NPV-VM Micro ATX Mobo
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Processor
1GB RAM
I paired it to my 32" LCD Sharp TV with the DVI output and a DVI->HDMI cable adapter

A few notes on the setup:


Running: Minimyth-0.22.0-72.
The minimyth.conf for this box, along with the lircd.conf and lircrc which are called by the following options in the minimyth.conf: MM_LIRC_FETCH_LIRCD_CONF='yes'
MM_LIRC_FETCH_LIRCRC='yes'
I'm also using the same Microsoft A90-00007 usb remote control that my epia box uses, since I have lircrc configured the way I want.

Pics of the amd box:


case with mobo installed:
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front:
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case with mobo and hard drive cage - different angle:
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case closed from the front:
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rear of case with the dvi-hdmi adapter:
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in the armoir along with the Sharp 32" LCD:
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