[mythtv-users] Multiple frontends/backend storage with digital
hans at misfithill.com
Thu Mar 18 19:33:34 EST 2004
Thanks for the link - MiniMyth looks really interesting and I'll have to
explore your project a little more once I get down to nuts and bolts.
I like the client setup you suggest. I think what I am going to do is
setup diskless thin clients like these next to each of my three tvs and
link them to a master backend machine with mega-storage by 100mbit
ethernet. This backend box will contain 3 pvr-250s linked to my 3
digital cable boxes for live-tv and recording. I plan to control channel
changing on the digital boxes remotely from my frontend machines via
Does this sound like a plan? Does anyone forsee me needing more than 3
shec0002 at shecks.net wrote:
>If you are looking for a thin, lower power, almost silent client check out
>the linpvr.org project. I have two backend machines in my basement, and
>one diskless thin client under my TV. My thinclient front-end is great,
>and the onboard decoder is smooth. I would be happy to help if you were
>interested in this sort of configuration.
>My thin client was less then $300 to build.
>VIA EPIA Nehemiah M10000 1Ghz All In One Motherboard
>512MB PC133 DIMM
>Morex Cubid 3688 Mini-ITX Case - Silver
>Others have added PVR-250s to machines like this, but I don't have the
>cash for another one yet.
>>You can go *really* thin on the frontend, even so far as to go diskless and
>>boot from Compact Flash. For somewhere in the neighborhood of ~$350-400USD
>>each, you could put together frontend machines considerably smaller than
>>your current digital cable boxes.Get yourself any small form-factor machine
>>with a CF slot
>>>I'd like my pcs located next to my tvs to be as thin of clients as
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