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

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Thu Jul 14 22:35:36 EDT 2005

Hi Reza,
   I'm currently trying to use the StreamZap remotes. They worked for
a while but have quit due to who knows what problem. There's some
small conflict between lirc CVS and Gentoo's udev I think. Not all the
right stuff is created so it doesn't always work just yet.

   That said I liked having the StreamZap when it worked. They are
about $25 and include a USB dongle for IR reception and the remote. I
made my own configuration file while wasn't too hard. If you go that
way I'll share mine or there are others out there.

   If it would only keep working. I'm anxious for a new lirc release
so Gentoo can pick it up and solve this issue for me.


On 7/14/05, Reza Naima <reza at reza.net> wrote:
> 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.
> thnx,
> reza
> 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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