[mythtv-users] Any good experiences with Via Epia systems?

Phil Blundell pb at nexus.co.uk
Wed Oct 6 09:01:04 UTC 2004

On Tue, 2004-10-05 at 21:33 -0400, Jason A wrote:
> >From what I've been able to gather reading the list
> for the last couple of months, there are a number of
> gotchas and catches to using an Epia with MythTV.
> I've seen a number of negative reviews. Does anyone
> have any positive reviews of the Epia in conjunction
> with MythTV as a media platform?

I'm using an EPIA ME-6000 as a diskless frontend.  It's fanless, so
silent in operation.  Although the CPU is only 600MHz, it seems to be
able to decode fullscreen MPEG-2 quite happily using the CLE-266

My backend box is also an EPIA, in this case one of the old EPIA-5000
boards.  (I use a DVB card and don't bother transcoding, so my CPU
requirements on the backend are low.)  Again, it seems to be working
fine, and produces less noise and heat than many other machines would.

I'd certainly recommend the EPIA as a media platform, but whether it's
the right machine for you would depend on what you plan to do with it.

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