[mythtv-users] OT: building an HD Frontend for $250 or less

gad at jetcom.org gad at jetcom.org
Mon Jun 6 19:42:52 UTC 2005

Quoting Blammo <blammo.doh at gmail.com>:

> Very possible to put together an HD capable frontend  for little $$.
> $241+ shipping:
> $75 CPU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681910341
> $34 Heatsink : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835106037
> $50 Motherboard: 
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131483R
> $35 RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820223009
> $47 HD : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822137130

You can skip the HD, and go diskless. Works great, tho not all on-board 
nics support it. (Throw in a $10 nic)

If you use a XP-3200 you can do software decoding, since XvMC is not 
always the most stable.  It does not work well as a combined FE/BE tho.

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