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

Reza Naima reza at reza.net
Thu Jul 14 04:33:08 EDT 2005

Ok, I'm sold on the pundit-r.  I used to have a pundit (old model), but
I had a break in and they sole it.  (it had _everything_ of mine on
there).  So, what's a good cheap cpu and how much memory do I need to
make it run mythtv.  I've been working with IR for awhile, I should be
able to make a module that plugs into the serial or usb port to do IR
stuff for me, so that shouldn't be a problem.  Just need to know if
there is a way to pipe commands into mythtv from the userlevel.  


On Wed, Jul 13, 2005 at 03:09:54PM -0700, Mark Knecht sent me this...
> 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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