[TriLUG] MythTV Frontend hardware
ken.mink at gmail.com
Mon Feb 21 14:28:30 EST 2011
I have two frontends that are Acer Aspire Revos AR1600-U910H. These are
little all-in-one boxes with an Atom 230 and NVidia ION. Doing 1080p,
the cpu is at 5%. Mythtv using VDPAU works great on them. Unfortunately,
they are out of production. I recently bought a third frontend. It's a
Zotac ZBOX HD-ID11. It comes without a HD and RAM. Once populated, the
box works as well as the Revos.
All three boxes have a SD card slot, but I've not tried to boot from it.
They don't have optical drives. The Zotac is a little louder than the
Revos. The Revos are nearly silent.
On 2/21/11 11:55 AM, Bill Farrow wrote:
> While we are talking about MythTV remotes, I am planning to build a
> new frontend. If the mpeg and h264 decode can be offloaded to the
> graphics chip, that would be fantastic.
> My requirements are 1080p HD video playback over HDMI. I'm looking
> for a small form factor case, with quiet or silent cooling. Having a
> DVD drive bay is optional.
> This doesn't need a HDD, I will either PXE boot or use a USB
> flashdrive or compact flash card.
> Has anyone run a MythTV frontend using an all-in-one montherboard with
> the Intel Atom and Nvidia ION graphics chipset ?
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