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

Adam Bodnar ambodnar at gmail.com
Thu Jul 14 17:40:12 EDT 2005

I'm actually going to use a Mac Mini for my frontend.

I really like the size of it and how it looks compared to pretty much
all the other Mini-ITX systems out there and it's very quiet.

I haven't set it up yet with Myth, but should be pretty easy to do.
The only reason I haven't done it yet is I'm still trying to decide on
a good remote to use.

The only ones I've found that at least at an initial glance could work
are these:

- This just doesn't have enough buttons.
- I really like the 880, but not sure it could control the Mac Mini.
http://www.ati.com/products/remotewonder/index.html - This would work,
but is RF only and thus can't control the tv or any other device.
http://www.irtrans.de/english/produkte.htm - This is just a IR
transmitter/receiver, but not sure how it would totally work yet.

I'd really like something like the Harmony 880 or a Pronto.

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
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