[mythtv-users] New house - any advice?

robin robin at robinandmariette.com
Tue Jan 16 15:32:27 UTC 2007

Thanks for the advice Justin. If I'm going to be investing in some frontends
I think I'd like it to be set up for HD so that I wouldn't have to replace
them down the road (depending of course on the price difference).

Has anyone got a diskless HD solution working that they would recommend?

I had no idea CAT5e would be able to carry USB, firewire and HDMI. With HDMI
I wonder if it would be possible to have a single backend/frontend running
in the utility room feeding my HDMI inputs on various TV's throughout the
house, doing away with the remote frontends. I get brain cramps trying to
think this stuff through.


>My advice would be to drag more CAT5e/6 cable than you think you'll ever

>Such cable isn't only useful for networking - it can carry telephone,
>alarm, audio signals, video signals, remote control signals, digital
>audio - even USB, firewire and HDMI with the right adapter.

>w.r.t. the epia frontend question - ask yourself if you'll be happy
>only playing SDTV - getting HDTV to work on epia boards will be
>difficult if not impossible (depending on the board's CPU and onboard
>decoder of course).  If SD is all you want, and will be for the
>forseeable future, making diskless epia-based frontends running
>Miniyth is the way to go IMHO.

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