[mythtv-users] Building another system, hardware questions
masterclc at gmail.com
Tue Mar 7 18:47:44 UTC 2006
On 3/7/06, Rod Emerson <rod at emerson.id.au> wrote:
> Wander Winkelhorst wrote:
> > I have a VIA SP1300.
> I have a fanless SP13000 combined FE/BE.
> > I wouldn't recommend buying one unless you really like to troubleshoot.
> Yep (but that's half the fun).
> > It has poor driver support (needs to have x.org (not xfree) and some
> > strange patches from what I can see (I didn't succeed at getting it to
> > work yet))
> openchrome.org has X driver & XvMC library.
> (no mpeg4 support yet)
> > It has buggy hardware (use cpufreq and DMA at the same time and your
> > in for some lockups)
> I use the patch from (it works) :
> > It still makes quite some noise (little 40mm fan that spins like mad
> > at 6000+ rpm)
> Mine is fanless, uses a heat pipe with this case :
> On a hot day you can fry an egg on this MythTV box.
> Got it from auspcmarket.com.au.
> > And to top it all off, it is allso pretty slow compared to anything
> > else at 1Ghz.
> Fast enough for me with DVB-T and XvMC.
That is a VERY sexy case. I saw it in my search for things for the
Epia, but couldn't find a US retailer or etailer. I'm sure I'll find
dozens now that I gave up. ;)
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