[mythtv-users] VIA EPIA EX for mythtv front+backend (newbie)
brian.phillips at gmx.net
Thu May 29 12:55:28 UTC 2008
> We sell these to customers at work, they come back frequently for
> So much so that we have started swapping them out for actual desktops.
> How much room are you working with?
> If you have the room and don't care about money, you could build your
> own HTPC using one of these chassis from thermaltake.
> If you want as compact as possible, with everything built-in, do not
> plan to put a capture card in it, and DEAD silent you could go for an
> Apple TV.
I highly recommend the appletv. It's dead silent, small, has wireless, and
does HD. Most people (myself included) use it as a dedicated frontend, but
if you wanted to attach a USB hub to it and do some fenangling, I'd wager
you could get a large storage drive and either a network based or USB based
tuner and have your backend running on it as well.
And with the atv-bootloader, you have no need to crack open the case and
void your warranty (if you are worried about that). The atv-bootloader has
all the instructions you'll need to install linux without using more than a
USB thumb drive.
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