[mythtv-users] Via Epia Hardware

Greg Cope gregcope at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 07:25:36 UTC 2005

Is anyone running combined front/backends?

Can they do HDTV or transcoding ok?

I am thinking of the 13000 series as a combined
server/frontend/backend host.  Keep the power requirements down.


On 6/10/05, Paul Bender <pbender at qualcomm.com> wrote:
> I have two EPIA based diskless and fanless frontends: one EPIA ME6000
> and one EPIA SP8000E. I run MiniMyth
> <http://linpvr.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=8> on both. Both work well.
> I bought the EPIA ME6000 before the EPIA SP8000E was available. The
> downside of the EPIA ME6000 is that it is not capable of HD playback
> (which works for me because I have one SDTV). The downside of the EPIA
> SP8000E is that the drivers for the TV encoder chip are not quite ready,
> so you must use the VGA output (which works for me because my HDTV has a
> DVI-I input).
> Andrew Niemantsverdriet wrote:
> > Looking through the archives not a whole bunch is said about EPIA
> > hardware. I want to build another mythbox based on Epia hardware. Does
> > anybody have advice on pit falls on doing this? What motherboard works
> > the best. I want a fanless box. So any suggestions or tips and tricks
> > are more than welcome
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