My Setup

Since 2003, I’ve tested constantly and optimising my system all the time – to get the best of both worlds.

This setup is based upon Debian Linux,running on all  Backend Servers, so it is quite easy to maintain further on, and all Frontends are RaspberryPi with LibreElec installed – but more about this later on. My Network actually looks like this in the end, allthough there’s a quite special setup in my network. But I’ve build a subnet alone, justfor running MythTV on GB, so the option for using IPAD streaming etc are optimal and capatible to stream LiveTV or recordings. So the network looks like this:

This is actually the basic setup in every MythTV installation. However many things are depending on the which type of input signal you’re using. In these Digital times we’re living in, there’s 3 diffferent options – you could choose:

  1. DVB-T = Terrestical
  2. DVB-C =CableTV
  3. DVB-S/S2 = Satelite

My setup is based upon DVB-S/S2, since I’m living far out in Denmark, with no option of getting Fiber, CableTV or anything like that at all. So the only option I got – is DVB-S/S2, so if you’re having trouble with other signal types, please don’t ask – carseI haven’t tried them out.

For getting a stable satelite, I found this little one, and have installed this at home:

 

Since mostly I wanting to see the danish Channels, so instead of using DiseQ, I found this Titanium 9/8 Switch in Germany andordered it home, so that I’m able to connect many TV’s to the Danish Satelites. This creates the signal input into a switch, where you’re able to connect up to 8TV’s to this switch. But the setup of the input signals looks like this:

The Machines:

Compulab uSVR:

Secondary Master (02-18)

Intel NUC DC3217IYE 16GB RAM – 60GB M2-sata SSD

 

RaspBerryPi Models:

Depending on your hardwar, there can be several different ways to install MythTV at your home, but start out by playing around with how you want to build your system up. All my machines are low power units, specially designed for running TV using almost no power at all. But in the end you should use whatever you’ll have the option for, but the MythTV itself is the same no matter what kind of input you’ll use. Hopefully you’ll enjoy MythTV as much as I still do.

Since 2018 – I’ve setup an extra Backend – for loadbalacing and allso carse the new Input Source. So Installed another Backend, configuring etc – See this page – Allso upgraded all RaspberryPi To the latest model PI3 for best performance – showing Blue-ray & 4K movies.  All in all optimized my Setup .