[mythtv-users] Netbook as low-power combined back-end / front-end?
Mark J. Small
msmall at eastlink.ca
Tue Aug 28 19:20:05 UTC 2012
On August 28, 2012, Greg Cope wrote:
> On 28 August 2012 17:42, Mark J. Small <msmall at eastlink.ca> wrote:
> > I'm also running my MBE on ARM, and I'm also waiting for somebody else to
> > try
> > 0.25 with it. I haven't dared yet.
> > My MBE is a QNAP TS219P NAS box. It's basically a sheevaplug with 3 USB
> > ports, 2 SATA bays and 2 eSATA ports. I need one computer on all the
> > time to
> > run my mail server, print server, file servers, and several other
> > functions.
> > I like it to draw as little power as possible.
> Can you tell me more - I have considered doing this. What do you record
> (DVB?) Many tunners?
I'm still living in SD with on old 27" CRT as my primary TV. The MBE has 1
Hauppauge USB-PVR2 and an IR blaster controlling a cable box. I have this
tuner set to the lowest priority so it is basically reserved for live TV. I
also have a slave backend that does the heavy lifting (scheduled recordings,
commercial flagging). It has a PVR-500 (2 tuner) and dual IR blasters to
control 2 cable boxes. The slave backend is off unless it is recording or
My cable company is all digital, and there is no cable card here in Canada, so
there is no way around using 1 cable box per tuner with IR blasters.
I wish I could record OTA, but in my little river valley town in the middle of
nowhere, I would need to build a rooftop or tower antenna to pull in 3
channels in 2 directions.
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