[mythtv] openbrick / frontend
robert at middleswarth.net
Fri Jan 24 12:16:46 EST 2003
All the Stats on the Via EPIA suck they are the best example of the MHZ
Myth. I have my doubts that a 300 could keep up with decoding but based
on the site I would be more likely to try one of these then a Via EPIA
system. Questions what does 300 Euro traslate to in US Dollars?
Larry Matter wrote:
>To keep a long story short, my 930Mhz Via EPIA M can just barely be a
>mythfrontend. No matter how good the geode is, at 300Mhz I don't think it
>will work too well. And if you want multiple frontends, you must always
>capture so that it works on your weakest frontend. This alone has
>convinced me to invest in decent equipment for this project.
>On the otherhand, for $300 I bet I could build a pretty kick-a$$ frontend
>based on AMD and Micro ATX. I'm working on it now, I'll let you know how
>>anyone ever heard of openbrick's? just read about it in a daily
>>newsletter, looks really interesting:
>>OpenBrick is based on a Geode 300 MHz processor. It includes a 100 Mbps
>>RJ45 connetcory, a parallele port, a dual USB port, a TV out, a VGA
>>out, a serial port, a PS/2 port for keyboard and mouse, a dual audio in
>>port (line/mic), an audio out port, a PCMCIA interface (WiFi,
>>additional Ethernet) and a CF card slot (slolid state disk). RAM can be
>>extended up to 256 MB RAM. The enclosure can contain a 2.5 inch hard
>>these "bricks" are available for about 300$, and i think they would be
>>perfect for a frontend-machione (no fan -> no noise), but i'm wondering
>>if it has enough power for decoding the stream?
>>i'm still searching for a good solution, i have a server in my basement
>>which does all the backend-work, and i'm searching for a small
>>frontend-machine, thought of the xbox first, but this openbrick would
>>fit even better...
>>so can someone tell me if the geode 300 mhz would suffice for decoding?
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