[mythtv-users] Re: If You Were to Mass Produce MythTV Boxes...

John Smith john_smith_45678 at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 5 04:37:28 EDT 2004

Looks like somebody may already be doing such:


--- John Smith <john_smith_45678 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I've read most of the entries in the MythTV hardware
> database and think I have a decent idea of what
> setups
> seem to work the best. But anyhow, if you were to
> going to mass produce mythtv boxes (frontend+backend
> combined), what components would you use to achieve
> a
> good price/performance balance (performance being
> more
> important)?
> I'm still figuring out what all I'd use in building
> a
> MythTV box, but it'd probably be something as
> follows:
> OS: Redhat (Core 1?)
> CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2500+
> Motherboard: Probably one of the ASUS A7N8X's
> RAM: 512MB
> PSU: Don't know
> Case: Probably a Coolermaster, or maybe something
> cheaper
> Case fans: Probably just need two.
> HDD: 200-250GB
> Remote: Don't know
> DVD ROM drive - I have an external USB burner which
> I
> figure I can use to maybe burn from the MythTV box
> or
> from a Windows box.
> NIC - Transfer stuff to watch/burn to other boxes?
> I've seen people mention Epox (I think), but I don't
> know much about them. As well as Soyo.
> John

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