[TriLUG] Networked DVR (was storage with 4 x 80G hard drives?)
vickeryj at gmail.com
Mon Aug 1 17:06:04 EDT 2005
I use an Xbox for that. It isn't silent but I did replace the almost
80mm fan with a quieter 80mm fan (took a little bit of dremel tooling)
and the fan is now quieter than the larger HD I put in it. Used
xboxes can be had for ~ $100 and the older ones are much easier to
modify for running linux. I've been looking for something else, but
its tough to find a solution that is silent, has enough power to
decode mpeg 4, and doesn't cost a bundle.
On 8/1/05, Tanner Lovelace <clubjuggler at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/1/05, Owen Berry <oberry at trilug.org> wrote:
> > I guess what I really want is a device that has a big hard drive, can
> > output video for playback on a TV, and can participate in a network.
> > Preferably it would take a wireless network card. The recording side of
> > things is not so important.
> > Putting together a cheap (but reliable) PC with a video card that has a
> > TV-out port, running some form of Linux, seems one of the better options
> > because it is so flexible, except that I want something quieter humming
> > away in my living room. If it was more like a device it would be even
> > better.
> How about the Hauppage Media MVP?
> It's small, quiet, and even runs linux so you can set it up
> as a mythtv frontend. :-) Then, just setup a big box in the
> closet with as many tuners as you want and lots of hard disks
> and you're set. You could even use multiple ones of these
> all accessing the same backend to drive multiple TVs in your
> Tanner Lovelace
> clubjuggler at gmail dot com
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