[kwlug-disc] Building a new MythTV Frontend

L.D. Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Fri Sep 25 14:52:05 EDT 2009


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Andrew Kohlsmith (Mailing List Account) wrote:
> 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.
> 
> -A.
> 


Of course, you can get the same effect with any old motherboard with a
16x PCI-E slot and an NVIDIA GPU like the 9400 or 9500 with HDMI port.

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