[mythtv-users] Device Guru - boxeebox cookbook blog
bradallenfuller at gmail.com
Fri Feb 13 19:13:15 UTC 2009
On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 10:27 AM, jedi <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 08:18:58AM -0800, Brad Fuller wrote:
>> Don't know if this has been mentioned, but the DeviceGuru has detailed
>> his building of a $610 Ubuntu box to access boxee at:
>> He goes into a bit of detail. Satisfies much of what has been
>> discussed recently for an HD box, except the price.
> Something that is a mac mini replacement, even at the same
> mac mini price is still progress. It's interesting how
> expensive these sorts of little boxes can be if you try
> and build them yourself (or buy from a Windows vendor).
Some cost-cutting items could be had here for an FE. Smaller capacity
drive. Lower the cost of the motherboard, but make sure you obtain a
newer nvidia video for acceleration. The box is expensive, but seems
to be par for slimline. Maybe $20 off the processor. Don't need an
optical drive for myth.
I'm looking forward to the Nvidia ION boards.
> A lot of us are looking forward to the prospect of slightly
> tweaked Apple hardware. If we can do the tweaking ourselves
> then that would be most cool.
I've got a dual boot ATV. It's not ideal, but it's not bad for the
price for sure.
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