[mythtv-users] Quiet PC / Frontend recomendation
mythtv at dtmc.ca
Mon May 14 14:53:39 UTC 2012
On 13 May 2012 21:25, jedi <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
> On Sun, May 13, 2012 at 06:07:07PM -0400, Eric Sharkey wrote:
>> On Sun, May 13, 2012 at 4:32 PM, Paul <paul at paulhurley.co.uk> wrote:
>> > I'm planning to build a new PC which will also function as a
>> > mythtv frontend in my small office (wired ethernet) and replace an ageing HP
>> > Evo D530 corporate PC. Cost and noise is the main factors for me. Here's
>> > my current shopping list
>> > VTX3D VX6670 2GBK3-H AMD Radeon HD 6670 Graphics Card (2GB, PCI-Express, AMD
>> > App Acceleration) - £58.73
>> > Any other comments / suggestions ?
>> As far as MythTV is concerned, most people on this list seem to prefer
>> Nvidia based graphics cards, which support VDPAU video playback
> In my own experience, the nvidia driver is better at dealing with HDTVs.
> Some TVs give out bogus EDID data that confuses other drivers. The nvidia
> drivers seem to "just work".
> This is a matter of personal experience. If this is something that has
> recently changed, I would be happy to hear of it.
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I recently upgraded my frontend to 0.25 and have updated my blog post
(original blog died, so this is a new link to those already on
mythtv-users). This post has a 'currently working' post while
leaving the original installation post intact. There is some
technical and anecdotal information wrt NVIDIA, ION and HD playback
It may be of interest to those looking for a frontend ~$200 mark who
are happy with 720p.
The Zotac box is 'quiet' compared to a desktop but you can still hear
the fan in a quiet room.
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