[mythtv-users] Diskless

Jared C. Davis jared at cs.utexas.edu
Thu Feb 1 21:20:39 UTC 2007


I've never tried a diskless setup, but I wonder if you might be able
to just keep your frontend away from your TV.

I picked up a 15-foot long VGA cable at Fry's around 20 USD.  It
converts the signal to coax or something so that it doesn't get
distorted at all.  I'm sure you could find a longer cable if you
needed more distance.  Long speaker cables are also easy to get, which
just leaves IR sensor for your remote.  I don't know what kind of wire
my sensor uses (I have a PVR-350) or if it's at all typical, but maybe
it can be easily extended, too.

Anyway, just running long cables might be comparatively cheaper (both
initially and power-wise), easier to set up, and maybe even be more
reliable than a diskless frontend.  And, of course, it'd be super
quiet. :)


On 2/1/07, Kevin Slater <kevin.slater at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm using a VIA EPIA M10K, with 512Mb ram, and xvmc enabled. I only
> > see problems when the nfs server is overwhelmed with something else.
> <snip>
> > I found the noise from the cpu fan on this board to be too loud, so
> > (following the hint someone posted on here) I replaced it with a
> > zalman northbridge heatsink. And as there's no disk inside I've turned
> > the case fans down to min speed and to my (admittedly worse for wear)
> > ears the box is as good as silent.
> Chris,
> what sort of case do you have for this setup? I'd like to consider doing
> this on my M9k be/fe but I wonder if it would fit into a short case..
> ...Kevin
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Jared C. Davis <jared at cs.utexas.edu>
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