[mythtv-users] Best Motherboard for Front End HD Entertainment
matthew at dansereau.com
Fri Oct 19 17:25:34 UTC 2007
Many PC's are too bulkey / Noisy for the Living Room
I have seen a few posts about Low profile cases, etc.
I haven't seen any posts on the best Mother Boards all in one / chipset /
I am looking for a good motherboard that has most of the compatible
components with Linux.
Firewire is very important. I belive that a lot of AV will be leaning on
IEEE. I have heard rumors that the IEEE ports are enabled on a few cable
boxes including Comcast's.
Small cases are great & all but if the MB that is integrated doesn't have
enough features you run out of room fast.
Colling / Fans are another issue.
I would even consider (heaven forbid) using a Dell 270/620 etc.
I'm not really set on anything at this point but towers just seem to be
overkill & pretty ugly in a living room.
I would consider a single backend with raid and 4-10 tuners (and store out
of site) and then front ends / thin clients at every tv eventually.
I'm thinking short term it is probably better to find a Linux/mythtv-HD
friendly motherboard. USB QAM tuners seem to be one way to deal with lack
Any Idea's urls etc? Remember, I'm mainly asking about motherboards.
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