Myth BOX
The home of guides for Myth TV, IPTables, and other linux based phenomena.
 
HD version
Preamble
Home
News
Spec
General guides
Partitioning
Installation
Firewall
Channel setup
Home automation
Product overview
Other
Useful links
SD version
Preamble
Functionality
Hardware
Software
Screenshots
Gallery
General guides
DVB Card
Myth TV
Broadband modem
Wireless network
Firewall
Network shares
Network IDS
Extra security
Streaming
Gensplash
EPIA specific guides
TV-Out cables
Audio/USB cables
Backplate
Wireless network
EPIA Kernel
Openchrome drivers
Surround sound
VPN
Online store
Prebuilt mythbox
Other
Useful links

Ads
Cable components




Online store

Although the idea of building a mythbox sounds daunting, its getting easier and easier. Originally it was intented to sell mythboxes online right here on mythbox.co.uk. However given the abundance of PVRs available on the high street, consumers wanting a pre-packaged solution are well catered for. For those wanting to squeeze out more functionality from their "always on", take the plunge as its definitely worth it!

I have included links to where you can buy all of the pieces for your mythbox, making it even easier for you to start enjoying Myth TV!


Ebuyer
Dabs and Ebuyer are useful places to get common parts that you need, including your Hauppauge DVB Nova-T TV card, wireless card, and hard drive.
www.crucial.com/uk/ A good place for memory, especially with their lifetime warranty.

www.mini-itx.com

www.icp-epia.co.uk

You'll need a decent motherboard, case, and DVD drive. Mini-itx.com are good for their large selection, while ICP have competitive prices.
www.ebay.co.uk The best place to get a broadband modem is from ebay. People get them for free from their ISP, so there are plenty of them on ebay allowing you to get the model that you want for half the price.

www.maplin.co.uk

www.tvcables.co.uk

www.farnell.co.uk

linitx.com

You will need cabling both from the motherboard to your backplate, and also from your backplate to your TV and sound system. For the latter, TV Cables and Farnell are both good places. For the motherboard headers you can either make your own custom cables and use the wiring diagrams on this site (check out Farnell for motherboard connectors and cabling) or you can pay a little more and get pre-built cables from linITX.
www.tribaluk.com If you want a reasonably priced surround sound system to hook onto your Myth Box, I recommend Tribal's site.