[kwlug-disc] Building a new MythTV Frontend

Andrew Kohlsmith (Mailing List Account) aklists at mixdown.ca
Fri Sep 25 14:40:44 EDT 2009

On September 25, 2009 02:26:37 pm L.D. Paniak wrote:
> I'm having good luck with an R3600 Acer Revo and MythTV 0.22. VDPAU HD
> acceleration on the GPU by NVIDIA. <20% CPU for HD playback. Quiet, cool
> and looks good too.
> For DIY, the Zotac ION motherboard
> http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=38918&vpn=IONITX-A-U&manufacture=Zotac
> is essentially the same hardware.  Seems a little overpriced though.

That is overpriced. Don't need the wifi or much of the other stuff. *sigh*.

Too bad the OMAP processors can't do 1080p with acceleration. A nice gumstix 
or new-design beagleboard would be perfect, although I don't think there are 
ARM binaries for any of the codecs.


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