[mythtv-users] via epia build advice

Peter Andersson pandersson61 at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 5 11:07:33 UTC 2007

I am currently running an epia M1000 system with mythtv and i'm not sure i'd 
recommend it to anyone. Even though the box might look cool it feels a bit 
too slow for mythtv. Sometimes when changing from the main menu to music or 
videos it takes 5-6 seconds, and scrolling through the program guide can 
take up to 1 second "per button click". I know this doesn't sound like much 
but if you want to scroll down to channel 100 and it takes you 40 seconds 
it's really annoying. Have you considered the mini-itx boards with pentium-m 
processors? Processor speed can be interesting when transcoding or using 
mytharchive, or as it turns out just browsing through mythtv.
The xvmc works great though so watching tv and dvds works flawlessly.

My configuration is a:
Epia M1000 1000mhz C3 processor
512mb ram
cle 266 graphics


>From: "Peter Baumgartner" <sgt.hulka at gmail.com>
>Reply-To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>Subject: [mythtv-users] via epia build advice
>Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007 21:11:00 -0700
>I'd like to reduce the noise and power consumption of my current
>backend. I'm looking to replace it with a Via Epia that will also
>operate as my home NAS and webserver. I've built lots of desktops in
>the past, but never worked with a mini-itx system. Any advice would be
>much appreciated.
>GigE is a must and I like the idea of having a fanless system for
>noise/power. It looks like the EN12000E with a PVR500 is right up my
>Any recommendations on cases? I'll have 2 sata drives and maybe an
>optical drive. I'd like to keep it really small and would even house
>the drives outside the case if needed.
>How about PSUs? I'd like to set it up with one of the external bricks
>rather than the traditional type ATX PSU, but I've never built a
>system with one before. Using this handy little tool
>it doesn't look like it should be pulling more than 120W max. Anything
>else I need to be aware of?
>Finally, any recommendations on vendors in the US?
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