[mythtv-users] Epia as Myth platform?
d_latka at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 27 15:19:33 EST 2004
Have you thought about using an XBox for the frontend?
I've heard good things so far, although I haven't
As a side note:
Before commiting to several machines running, you may
want to consider the real cost...
One thing to keep in mind when running several
machines, is power consumption. I did a little
calculation for my area...It's around $1 (US) per 400
watts used per day (not including the additional cost
of the additional air conditioning needs in the
summer). Even though each machine doesn't use much,
with a few machines running, this hidden cost starts
to add up.
--- Mark Howells <Mark.Howells at softoption.com> wrote:
> I've been following MythTV for a while now and will
> soon be building a system for use at home in two
> Ultimately, I'd like a system that has two frontends
> and a single fat backend. The F/Ends will have to
> be small, pretty and _very_ quiet (WAF). I really
> like the mini-itx format boards but to get the best
> silence (!?!) from them it seems to make sense to
> have a diskless frontend system, booting off the
> backend and streaming video feeds. So my questions
> really are about the suitability of the EpiaM
> platform in this mode.
> 1. Does the CLE266 provide good playback (either
> using the VIA binaries or Ivor's source code
> 2. Does live TV streaming really work well enough to
> rely on (so as to have a room 'TV' that does not
> have a conventional TV tuner). I have a 100 Mbs
> wired network or would it be better to put a tuner
> in each frontend (making it a combined
> frontend/backend) and choosing something like a
> Pundit or even a quiet ATX mobo
> Any observations / experiences would be appreciated.
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