[mythtv-users] New mac mini The frontend for mythTV?
nick.rout at gmail.com
Tue Jun 15 23:45:56 UTC 2010
On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 9:34 AM, James Walker <jameswalker at clear.net.nz> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 09:03:20PM +0200, Jurgen Kramer wrote:
>>> So Apple launched the new mac mini with built in HDMI and PSU. Sounds
>>> like a good frontend for MythTV (although a bit on the expensive side
>>> 799 Euros).
>>> BTW Does the included Geforce 320M have VDPAU rev C capabilities? My
>>> quick search did not find me the answer.
>> ...as fast as the CPU is on those boxes, it's somewhat moot. Rev C
>> only adds divx and you can brute force that on an Atom. Nevermind
>> a decent speed C2D.
>> Although there might be some more subtle benefits of a 320.
>> The last 2 revisions of the mini were no less suitable as Myth boxes..
> The MacMini is a very slick looking little box. No doubt about it and with
> HDMI it is a very attractive option for a MythTV fronend.
> Another and perhaps cheaper option which I have and which just works and
> works VERY well is an Asus EB1012. It spits out Video and Audio over HDMI,
> does 1080p with <30% cpu load. Mythbuntu 64bit install with zero hassles
> off a bootable USB stick.
It looks and specs like a dual core revo with the bonus of spdif. Are
there any other significant differences?
Mac Mini looks nice but is twice what i expect to pay and three times
what I should be paying for a frontend.
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