[mythtv-users] What's a good mini front-end-only box?

cfactor cfactor at usrsbin.net
Wed Jul 13 18:24:39 EDT 2005

That's why I was specifically mentioning the older Pundit, not the -R. 
The older Pundit also has better/easier support for the onboard video card 
and such.  It only supports only up to 533MHz FSB, but if you're only 
using it for frontend, it'll be plenty.  If you're in US, I believe 
zipzoomfly.com still has some in stock.  Get the CPU elsewhere, though.

I don't know the exact size difference, but I was able to fit in AverMedia 
M179(PVR 250 clone) and an older bttv card in my Pundit-R.  Took about 20 
minutes and stubbed fingers, but it's in there.



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On Wed, 13 Jul 2005, Mark Knecht wrote:

> On 7/13/05, Reza Naima <reza at reza.net> wrote:
>> i'm currently using an x-box which seems grossly underpowered.  does
>> anyone have any suggestions for a good cheap front-end-only box?
>> Something that's good looking.  I've got an hdtv w/ vga&dvi inputs.
>> thanks,
>> reza
> As John mentioned I like my Pundit-Rs. I have 4 of them. Very nice.
> Reasonable quiet, but not silent. The only problem I'm having with
> MythTV right now is that I cannot keep the StreamZap remotes I bought
> working with Myth. The work for a day and then stop. I think this is
> more an lirc problem but it's an issue you might want to think about
> before you buy.
> Anyway, I own 4 and I'd buy 4 more today if I needed to, but ONLY for
> frontend ONLY. The PVR-xxx cards do not fit in them easily so they are
> of no value to me as backend machines.
> SATA performance is low right now.
> Cheers,
> Mark
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