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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:31 am    Post subject: ibook and mythtv, what extra hardware do I need? Reply with quote

I have an iBook G4 sitting on my floor with Gentoo installed on it. I was thinking, that instead of just having it lay around collecting dust, maybe I'd try to make it into a mythtv system.

I'm assuming to do this I would need some hardware addons, because for one, it doesn't hook into a tv. What type of adaper do I need for this? Is there any other hardware addons that would make using mythtv easier?

I'm still not 100% sure I want to do this, but it seems like it could be fun.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you'll need a video adapter to get an composite and s-video out on your ibook. get that from apple. and for tv tuning an external tv tuner. i have however no idea which ones work under linux ppc, meaning if drivers and all work ok. guess for the most part, it'll act fine as a frontend but only with some hassle as a backend server. would be interesting to know more though.
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the post. I forgot extirely about the thread. Unfortunatly I lent the laptop to my girlfriend, but maybe I'll try it out if I get it back.
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