[mythtv-users] Silent HDTV Front End
markknecht at gmail.com
Tue Jul 5 10:22:29 EDT 2005
On 7/5/05, James Oltman <cnlibmyth at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/1/05, Simon Kenyon <simon at koala.ie> wrote:
> > On Thursday 30 June 2005 17:19, Robert S. Kerr wrote:
> > > Googling around on the web the other day I stumbled across this page
> > > http://mythhd.info/ that describes a silent HDTV capable front end for
> > > MythTV.
> > >
> > > It uses the COMMELL LV-660 Mini-ITX board with a VT1625 encoder (for
> > > HDTV YPbPr output). I was curious if anyone has used this
> > > configuration, and how successful they've been with it. Does it do a
> > > good job, stable rendering, etc?
> > >
> > > All the other HDTV discussions I've seen involve insanely new CPUs that
> > > require big fans and lots of noise.
> > has anyone looked at the AOpen's i915GMm-HFS Motherboard?
> > it has composite and dvi output and a socket for a pentium m.
> > all the reviews seem to suggest that it is quiet
> > i would buy one - but i cannot find a vendor
> > regards
> > --
> > simon
> I have also been reading about the Asus DigiMatrix PC. It is a mobo,
> VERY small footprint case and power supply for around $300 US. Just
> add a P4 Northwood and some PC 2700 RAM and a little know-how and you
> are good to go. There are forums and other pages out there that
> support Linux on this little badboy.
> It can do up to 1080i HD on component outputs. There has also been a
> LOT of work regarding it's front LED panel.
Actually looks pretty cool. I'm not real big on SiS chipsets so I'd
have to get over that hurdle. I also don't care(normally) for power
supply dongles but this would make the box more quiet than the power
supplies in my Pundit-R's. Overall a quick look was very promising.
One question - from the picture on NewEgg it looked likeit might have
a tuner built in. What's the story with that? Do you know? Can this
guy accept any PCI cards or is it a frontend only target?
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