[mythtv-users] Re: Re: New Digimatrix questions
adeffs at gmail.com
Tue Oct 18 23:31:59 EDT 2005
On Tuesday 18 October 2005 16:19, Mike Frisch wrote:
> On Tue, October 18, 2005 3:49 pm, James Oltman said:
> > I have been researching the Digimatrix for quite some time. It can ONLY
> > ONLY
> > ONLY use the Northwood core P4 procs. The max speed as I recall was only
> > 2.8GHz (something like that). They stopped making these procs so finding
> My local store still has them in-stock, so that shouldn't be a problem.
> I am wondering if ASUS is planning a refresh of the board in the
> Digimatrix anytime soon. I'd hate to pay the VERY premium price and have
> something newer released soon after.
> > little silly personally. It is IDEAL for a frontend only machine. You
> > have
> Yes, it seems like one of the best options going. I want my MythTV
> front-end to be as little like a PC as possible.
> > 10/100 and 1GBs Ethernet onboard. I would take out the WIFI card and the
> > "tuner" card. From what I hear, it's a piece and super difficult to
> > setup.
> Yeah, I don't need either the WiFi or the tuner either so any less
> complexity is a good idea.
> > It's got SPDIF optical out (all-be-it on the front).
> Shame about the placement, but good otherwise.
> > It can handle 1080i but NOT 1080p.
> Not a terribly bad compromise but 1080p would be futureproof.
> > I would try and network boot it off of my backend. That way it can run
> > with out a HDD and be even quieter.
> Yes, that is my intention as well.
> > All in all, an EXCELLENT project. Just my 2 cents.
> Seems like it. If it were just a little cheaper, I'd have one by now :)
u know, I've been giving this Digimatrix thing some thought, and for ~$100
more you could have a very nice Silverstone or Ahanix case with a newer mobo.
Consider that the Digimatrix requries you to buy a cpu, memory, a HD and a
optical drive, its basically a mobo and case. For ~$250 for the HTPC case
~$60-100 for a mobo and ~$50 for a PSU you've got basically the same thing.
I think the Silverstone and Ahanix cases are much nicer anyway and worth the
slight increase in cost.
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