[mythtv-users] Silent HDTV Front End
Robert S. Kerr
rskerr at dsbox.com
Thu Jun 30 20:00:50 UTC 2005
>I have one of the LV667T boards sitting here. It's NOT silent since
>but it can be made damn quiet for a lot less than a typical system.
>It does HD and SD playback via XvMC very well. Though you need to
>jump through a few hoops to get the unichrome pro libraries and
So there is a fan in there? The pictures of the board I've seen don't show one. Is it needed on the Mobo, or is it the case fan? I've seen a couple of fanless ITX cases that use big aluminum fins to disipate the heat. These would be really compelling if this board will work in them. I just don't know anything about the VIA chips & boards and what they'll need to work well.
I've been really been looking hard to find a fanless or at least 1 small or lowspeed fan frontend solution because in my cabinet the fan noise echos off the sides of the cabinet and amplifies the noise.
>I've not gone beyond the proof of concept phase with this board, but
>overall I'm pleased. I've got a full Mythfrontend + all plugins in a
>system that 1 moving part (the CPU fan).
Have you had it doing full res HD and can it keep up as a front end only machine?
I'm thinking about taking my existing noisy backend and putting an HD3000 in there for capture, and then using a system like this for a diskless, front end.
I know I'm looking for a lot to find a cheap (relatively), very quiet, hardware HD capable front end, but if I can find the right solution I'll buy 5 and put e'm all over the house. Then I'll be in Myth Heaven.
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