[linux-dvb] about to buy a FusionHDTV5 Gold Plus card

jignesh at jignesh.is-a-geek.net jignesh at jignesh.is-a-geek.net
Wed Nov 2 08:38:34 CET 2005


i've been reading through the posts on this mailing list, and i'm about to 
buy a FusionHDTV5 Gold Plus card.

Background:
my primary goal to purchase this card would be to plug it into an old 
linux server (P-III 850Mhz 512MB RAM) that i have running, currently 
acting as a file/ssh/ftp/mail server.  The server currently sits in the 
garage with nothing but power connected to it (and network access through 
802.11b).  

Ideally, I would like to utilize the same box for a poor man's solution to 
HTPC.  What I imagine doing is buying the card, throwing it in there, and 
moving the system into the house and hiding it behind the TV set.  I would 
be wanting a decent 1080i signal for the TV (which doesn't have any other 
real choices except for component-in for HD, so i'm not really sure how i 
am going to connect the damn PC to the TV).  My cable does stream 
unencrypted QAM that I've picked up using a set-top-box in the past.


Concerns:
Besides the CPU being 850Mhz, the system doesn't have an AGP port on it 
either, and I currently have an old Vodoo Banshee 16MB PCI video card in 
there.  i may have access to other cards (need to look through my junk), 
but i think most of them are AGP, AFAIK.

what you guys think?  can i pull it off?  suggestions? comments?  I'm 
really eager to try this out and see how it goes.

thanks in advance for your input.





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