Hardware recommendations for a multimedia box
rpratt1950 at earthlink.net
Mon Apr 4 10:04:02 PDT 2005
I'm finally getting around to getting a new machine that will be
primarily for multimedia. Here's some of the components I'm
Soyo K7VKPE M/B - KT600 Chipset w/ AMD Athlon XP 2800+
1 GB DDR PC2700 333Mhz RAM (2 x 512MB)
Matrox G550 Video Card w/ 32MB DDR/DVI & VGA
Hauppauge PVR350 w/remote
I don't do video gaming of any sort. Its main use will be for
viewing DVD's and recording TV broadcasts (a la freevo).
It appears that the Matrox G550 is supported:
I looked in the "xorgconfig" utility but didn't see it listed by
the "G550" designation. Is it the "Matrox Millenium" driver?
I searched the archives but didn't find anything indicating that the
tv-out function was working under FreeBSD. Is this still the case?
I'm also thinking that the Hauppauge PVR350 is fully working at
this point. Am I mistaken on this?
Any suggestions, pointers or alternate hardware suggestions would
be much appreciated.
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