[mythtv-users] Is VIA chipset bad for mythTV?

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Fri Aug 24 16:47:54 UTC 2007

On Aug 24, 2007, at 9:42 AM, Calvin Dodge wrote:
> This is one of those "YMMV" situations. I installed quite a few
> Shuttle systems (SS-25, IIRC) at a chain of sports bars in the Denver
> area. Pretty much every unit died within 6-12 months.  Admittedly,
> that sort of environment is hard on power supplies, but I didn't
> expect CPU fans and motherboards to die in that situation.

Motherboards, no ... CPU fans, yes.  I've had systems in restaurant  
environments and the CPU fans always end up gummed up with fryer grease.

The only solution is filters, but they end up being just as bad  
because you can never get anyone to clean them. ;)

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