[mythtv-users] Looking for Ultimate Frontend-only...

Brad Templeton brad+myth at templetons.com
Sun Mar 6 21:43:05 UTC 2005

On Sun, Mar 06, 2005 at 01:39:18PM -0800, Brad wrote:
> I've been looking for the perfect frontend (only) machine for MythTV, 
> and am amazed that I can't find anything that fits my criteria.
> The criteria are:
> - must support SDTV (so not too demanding)
> - must be able to run MythFrontend so all options are available with same 
> UI.
> - must be quiet. Preferably no fans whatsoever.
> - must support TV out, S-video
> - should be small. Preferably something like the Roku form-factor, 
> slim and reasonable good looking.
> - should have a remote or allow one to be added easily and cheaply, 
> hopefully internal.
> - should be inexpensive <$300 USD max... hopefully $250 or even less.  ;-)
> - should support net-boot
> - may support 5.1 surround sound (or SPDIF) [not firm requirement]
> - may support slim dvd drive [not firm requirement]
> The closest I've got so far is a stripped-down Pundit (not "R"), but 
> that's still a little expensive and unnecessarily big. The Roku looks 
> good, but doesn't give the MythUI (read: low WAF).

That's your kicker, because the MediaMVP ($80) seems your dream-box in
most other ways.

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