[mythtv-users] Looking for a Mini Mac/AOpen mini PC replacement
jedi at mishnet.org
Fri Oct 19 19:39:56 UTC 2007
On Fri, Oct 19, 2007 at 10:48:41AM -0500, Andrew Close wrote:
> On 10/19/07, Adilson Oliveira <adilson at adilson.net> wrote:
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> > Hello.
> > Recently, I inquired here about the AOpen mini PCs. Looks like it's not
> > a good MythTV frontend/backend combo from the answers I got so I would
> > like to ask if someone can point me to something like it or like a Mini
> > Mac that I can use: small yet quiet and capable of handling a 720p DVI TV.
> > I live in Brazil but I'm going to US next week so any pointers where to
> > buy it there will be appreciated.
> there are several ppl on the list that have successfully used the mac
> mini as a frontend, and have successfully reported getting HD output
> (720p, 1080i - not sure about 1080p).
> search the archives for mac mini and you should find several
> threads... at least one really long thread on the subject.
The i945 in the mini is a bit of a pain to deal with. Older
drivers for it don't support arbitrary monitor resolutions and that
can be a problem with a widescreen panel.
I have my mini running an older version of Ubuntu 7.10 and
it's all good. It's a frontend only with the option to startup a
slave backend for transcoding.
Any of the current core duo minis should have more than
enough muscle for 720p TV.
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