MythTV Seminar and Installations by Matt Mossholder

Ubuntu Date: Saturday, September 22nd 2007

Ubuntu Time: Noon-5PM

Ubuntu Location: The ATS Group, 1200 Atwater Drive, Suite 170, Malvern, PA 19355

  • Directions

  • Our site contact is Jonathan Simpson. The doors should be unlocked, but if not you can give him a call to be let in: phone number removed following event

Ubuntu Refreshments: Snacks, coffee, and soda will be provided

Ubuntu Details: Join us for a hands on seminar, where we will build and configure a MythTV Home Theater PC (HTPC) based upon Ubuntu and Mythbuntu.

The topics to be covered include:

  • MythTV Overview
    • Master Backend
    • Slave Backends
    • Frontends
    • Alternatives
  • Component selection
    • Video Capture devices
    • Processor
    • Hard Drives
    • Remote Controls
    • Video Cards (nVidia, ATI, Intel, VIA)
  • Design Decisions
    • Combined Frontend/Backend, or separate components?
    • Disk based or Diskless?
    • Wired or Wireless?
    • Standard Definition or High Definition?
    • RAID?

After we have completed the initial session, we will then go hands on, walk through the process of building a MythTV system. To keep things manageable, only the first 10 people to register are eligible to participate in building systems, but all are welcome to attend.

If you would like to attend or assist, please contact Matt Mossholder via matt AT mossholder DOT com, or enter yourself in one of the tables below.

Builder Registration



Jeff Bade

jbade85 AT gmail DOT com

K.S. Bhaskar

bhaskar at bhaskars dot com

Danita Fries

nita AT digitalsylph dOt com

David Reese

dreeseonon AT comcast d0t net>

Non-Builder Atendees



Doug Snell

dougsnell at comcast DOT net

Andrew Oswald

andrew.oswald aT gmail dOt com

Venkat Bhamidipati

Amul Shah

tuskentower At gMail Dot coM

Troy Sorzano

tsorzano At rippletech DoT com

JP Vossen


Kevin Valentine

kevin dot valentine at gmail dot com

Michael Buce

jedimike at

  • Suggested equipment for builders:
    • PC, 512MB memory, 500Mhz min
    • Capture card (if analog capture, increase PC speed to ~700Mhz min)
    • Remote control
    • Hard Disk (the larger the better)
    • Keyboard
    • Mouse
    • Network interface
    • Monitor

These are the presentations for the Seminar:

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