[mythtv-users] Babelbox: A potentially useful new low-cost frontend?

Stephen Boddy stephen.boddy at btinternet.com
Wed Aug 16 03:43:13 UTC 2006


On Wednesday 16 August 2006 04:02, Ivan Kowalenko wrote:
> On Aug 15, 2006, at 21.18, Stephen Boddy wrote:
> > Cost 149 (== ~US$280)
> >
> > http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/08/15/dawe_bablebox_competition/
> >
> > Not a huge amount of tech info yet, but 149 would be very competitive
> > compared to the cost (in the UK anyway) of a mini-itx solution.
> > However it's
> > likely to be very underpowered in comparison.
>
> Don't know what the cost of one is in the UK, but in the US, we can
> get XBoxes for about $129, which is less than half of the cost of the
> BableBox. Plus, MythTV is already running on it (somewhat slowly,
> though, due to low RAM).

Yeah, but it's big, damn ugly, power hungry and doesn't have nicities like an 
IR port. And of course there's the fact that it was made by MS, meaning it'll 
eat your pets, crap on the floor, and then slit your throat while you 
sleep ;-)
-- 
Steve Boddy


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