So, I decided to construct my very own homebrew PVR. I finally got all of the hardware (was waiting for the case…), and I put it together tonight.

Hardware Assembly

I’m installing the operating system (Fedora Core 4) right now. It seems to be taking forever to format a 270GB partition with JFS.

This is the first PC I’ve built from scratch in about 3 years. I’m glad I haven’t forgotten how to do it. It’s also my very first ever AMD system. I’m using a Semperon chip. I think the Semperon should have enough horsepower, because my capture card (PVR-350) has on-board mpeg encoding/decoding. We’ll see.


The on-board sound isn’t working with Fedora. Neither is my wireless card… It looks like some kernel recompilation is in order.

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