[kwlug-disc] Building a new MythTV Frontend

Daniel Agar daniel at agar.ca
Sat Sep 26 15:22:33 EDT 2009


On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 16:10, Andrew Kohlsmith (Mailing List Account)
<aklists at mixdown.ca> 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.
>
>

This is what I'm currently using.
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=38919&vpn=IONITX-C-U&manufacture=Zotac
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/215072/M350/Mini-Box/

+ 1GB DDR2 800



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