[mythtv-users] Fanless HDTV backend on EPIA SP 8000E Vs. EPIA PD 6000E

Ivor Hewitt ivor.hewitt at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 11:42:47 UTC 2005

On 5/31/05, Eric Gilbert <eric.gilbert at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I've got Myth running just fine on my desktop P4, but I want to add a
> fanless low power server to my network so I can have a Myth backend
> running 24/7 with minimal noise and power, and physical size.
> Does anyone have experience with the differences between the EPIA SP
> 8000E ($250) and the EPIA PD 6000E ($180) running the Myth backend
> processes (MySql, Apache, MythWeb ,Mythbackend, CommFlagg and
> Transcode ) with the pcHDTV 3000 or the Air2Pc?
> I think I'll be fine with the PD 6000E for all of the main backend
> processes, but if the SP 8000E is worth the extra dough for
> transcoding HDTV down to DVD, then I'll pony up the difference.

"transcoding HDTV down to DVD"
Will take forever, and a day (or two) on an EPIA.

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