[mythtv-users] Dell OptiPlex for Myth front-end
christopher.mcewan at gmail.com
Wed Dec 8 13:38:16 UTC 2004
Currently using a Dell Optiplex GX260 as my backend + part time
frontend (have an xbox as a full time frontend) does the job
perfectly. LIke you said a multiple Ghz processor is a bit overkill
for a fronend only ;)
On Wed, 8 Dec 2004 01:09:51 -0500 (EST), Chris Pinkham
<cpinkham at bc2va.org> wrote:
> > Hi, all. I currently have an "under the stairs" MythTV backend (dual
> > PVR250 tuners), and a single XBox front-end in the living room. I'm
> > thinking about a second front-end in the bedroom, however I was
> > thinking about a small form factor PC instead of another XBox.
> > And, of course, if anyone is actually using a GX, I'd love to hear about it.
> I've been using a GX100 for my main frontend in my living room for
> about the past year or so. Picked it up for around $90 I think.
> Here's the specs and what it looks like:
> I took mine apart, removed the front Dell emblem and grey faceplate and
> painted the thing black to match my other A/V components, then put the
> grey faceplate back on (left the emblem off).
> The Celeron 466 is a little sluggish sometimes it seems when loading
> big program lists or large positionMaps from the database, but
> it works pretty good for playback. I picked up a P3-900 IBM NetVista
> to replace this a month or so ago but am still debating whether I need
> to or not. May just turn the NetVista into the main frontend and make
> the GX100 a secondary. I use a VGA -> SVideo converter so I'm using the
> onboard video.
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