[mythtv-users] Build a robust FE - irritated with IONs
mythtv at derdev.com
Thu Dec 23 05:18:05 UTC 2010
I forget if it's been Robert's axe to grind about the IONs being
underpowered, but... I've just about had it with my IONs. (ZOTAC C-U,
I have one specific FE that I really want to have perform well and this
ION mITX stuff amounts to half-a-solution and lot of wasted time tuning.
Yeah, Myth's a hobby, but if the point of the hobby is to actually
WATCH something instead of tinkering and tuning, then I want to think
about some gear that isn't so marginal.
Main complaint: truly high quality vdpau playback isn't consistently
possible and seems to require quite a bit of tuning and fiddling to
sustain. For me, this makes a credible case against Comcast HD DVR
difficult to support.
What specs would put forth a quiet-as-possible FE that had some real
balls, was ideally fanless/quiet, and didn't need a lot of tuning to
Basically, spec something that doesn't breathe hard when I watch the
damned nightly news (yes, you may laugh that I watch the news - it's
kind of a metaphor anyways)
Anyone else feel this pain? Is it just as simple as getting into the
GT 2xx chips/cards?
< /late night rant>
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