[mythtv-users] Dual tuner mini-itx system

Joel Means jmeans at physics.tamu.edu
Mon Sep 25 15:07:18 UTC 2006

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Owen Berry wrote:
> On 9/24/06, Paul Andreassen <paulx at andreassen.com.au> wrote:
>> VIA have been putting out fast models with fans and slower version without
>> fans based on the same generation of cpu.  The more recent version use
>> smaller transistors sizes which reduces the heat.
>> I'd have a good look at there range and what support OpenChrome has before
>> buying.  Better, fanless and maybe both are available for a few bucks more.
>> $210 is cheap for HD now and saves replace the whole system later.
>> Anyway your choice,
>> Paul
> Thanks for the advice. Any particular model(s) you have in mind?
> Otherwise, as suggested, I'll take a look at OpenChrome and see what's
> supported.
> Owen
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I have two Via boards, a newer EN12000EG (fanless Eden chip) and an
older MII10000.  I have ended up going with the MII10000 for my myth box
because openchrome support for the newer board (CN700 chipset) is not
good right now.  TV-Out only works with VBE (video bios) modes.  This
means that you cannot tweak the settings at all, so no overscan (which I
need for myth).  Support for the MII10000 is much better since it has
been around much longer.  The menus and such are much more responsive on
the MII10000.  The fan is a little loud, but I will work on that.  This
is just my experience.  I hope it helps a little.
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