[kwlug-disc] Future of [Rogers] PVR (wrt HDMI)? Black boxes? MythBuntu?

L.D. Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Wed Sep 9 10:37:10 EDT 2009


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john at netdirect.ca wrote:

> Until someone builds and markets a quiet unit with Myth it will be a 
> tinkerer's solution.
> 

Getting close is the Acer Revo:

> http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=025045&cid=DPC.405

In principle, you could build an Atom/Ion system without a fan.  Then
the noisiest parts are the hard drive(s).  Best would be to have
netbooting clients or, more expensive, SSD drives.

But you do have to tinker it yourself.

> As for formats I don't know if Myth will play an ISO image. It will play a 
> DVD I think.
> 

Myth 0.21+updates will play many ISOs, but not all. This is not
insurmountable though as VLC seemingly works with everything and is a
player option in myth.
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