[mythtv-users] ANN: PlugMyth, a new MythTV distribution for Plug computers
totallymaxed at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 23:58:37 UTC 2010
On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 7:47 PM, Brian J. Murrell <brian at interlinx.bc.ca>wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-08-25 at 12:28 -0600, Tyler T wrote:
> > Yes necessarily. A 5w tuner draws 5w from a PCI slot;
> When the BE is running.
> > a 5w tuner draws
> > 5w from a Plug.
> I thought you were using some sort of external (to the plug) tuner which
> would be on 24x7 since you can't suspend it.
> > Hence, a fixed cost for any MythTV installation.
> Not when you can power the tuner down when not using it.
> > This is getting pedantic. I think we've both made our points, is it
> > really necessary to debate minutiae?
> Well, I'd just be interested in actual numbers from your end. I
> provided the numbers from my end.
> > 500GB. (1TB drives are also available.)
> Cool. But as has been said in this thread, you really don't want your
> recordings and database on the same drive.
> > By definition a Plug is a small system that can't handle a lot of
> > recording, so I think we're going to be ok. ;) Still, there's nothing
> > to prevent you from putting multiple spindles on one Plug computer.
> And increasing the power draw -- power draw that you cannot inhibit by
Of course the other factor in sleeping your BE's is it really depends on the
activity pattern of your LiveTV usage and your scheduled recordings. If i
look at my BE's there are many days during a normal week where even in the
middle of the night they are busy. So with this type of usage pattern a low
operational power footprint is really the best strategy.
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