[mythtv-users] Cheapest way to build a frontend?

vamythguy vamythguy at gmail.com
Mon Dec 25 20:41:59 UTC 2006

On 12/25/06, Jesse Dhillon <tobor at berkeley.edu> wrote:
> So I've finally submitted to the fact that I don't have the hardware to
> build a decent frontend/backend in the same machine:
> CPU: Athlon64 3200+
> RAM: 1GB
> Video: Geforce 6800 GT 512MB
> TV: 2x pcHDTV 5500, 2x PVR-150
> It's almost there, but what I'm gonna do instead is make that machine a
> backend. This machine just cannot play HDTV while streaming SD or HD to
> another frontend. I can't believe it, as I know that this hardware is
> plenty powerful.
> So, what I would like to know from you guys is, what's the best
> (price/performance tradeoff) hardware for building a frontend to play SD
> and HDTV? If I could get away with spending <$300 that would be best. I
> have a case, dvdrom and hdd already.
> Thanks,
> Jesse.
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Hmmm, I bet this WOULD do it, but it seems you're already resigned.  I
myself have considered the mac mini as a potential FE.
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