[mythtv-users] AppleTV, was: Mac Mini and Broadcom Crystal HD PCI Express mini-card
beww at beww.org
Sat Jan 2 15:31:46 UTC 2010
On Friday 01 January 2010 10:46:52 pm Jeff Wormsley wrote:
> Brian Wood wrote:
> > That solution, and my using old thin clients, both depend on having old
> > hardware hanging around.
> > If buying new today, I still think the Revo, or some other ION solution,
> > is probably the best way to go. $200 for a hardware-accelerated
> > HD-capable frontend seems pretty good.
> Yes, and I'm doing that for one of my other frontends, with a Zotac
> IONITX board with the laptop supply, no fans, and if I can get
> netbooting figured out, no hard drive. I have a lot of TV's and not
> many frontends and nowhere near the budget I had before I got married.
> The AppleTV is a tad better than the Zotac for me for one reason,
> though. It has analog TV outputs so that I can use it on an older SD
> set and still be able to play back the HD stuff I'm recording. The
> Zotac is VGA or HDMI or DVI-D only.
I haven't followed the AppleTV much, but your point about being usable with
older TV sets is valid.
What about the remote situation? Is there a usable and affordable solution
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