[mythtv] openbrick / frontend
wentz at gmx.de
Fri Jan 24 11:53:03 EST 2003
anyone ever heard of openbrick's? just read about it in a daily newsletter,
looks really interesting:
OpenBrick is based on a Geode 300 MHz processor. It includes a 100 Mbps RJ45
connetcory, a parallele port, a dual USB port, a TV out, a VGA out, a serial
port, a PS/2 port for keyboard and mouse, a dual audio in port (line/mic), an
audio out port, a PCMCIA interface (WiFi, additional Ethernet) and a CF card
slot (slolid state disk). RAM can be extended up to 256 MB RAM. The enclosure
can contain a 2.5 inch hard disk.
these "bricks" are available for about 300$, and i think they would be perfect
for a frontend-machione (no fan -> no noise), but i'm wondering if it has
enough power for decoding the stream?
i'm still searching for a good solution, i have a server in my basement which
does all the backend-work, and i'm searching for a small frontend-machine,
thought of the xbox first, but this openbrick would fit even better...
so can someone tell me if the geode 300 mhz would suffice for decoding?
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