[mythtv-users] Quiet CPU Cooler Recommendations

Willy Boyd willyboyd at gmail.com
Fri Jan 26 22:50:32 UTC 2007

On 1/26/07, Kirk Bocek <t004 at kbocek.com> wrote:
> Well, yet another reason not to buy Tivo or Dish. Thanks for checking.

Well, he also wrote "my Mom's digital cable box has a fan".

The point is, some fans really are too quiet to hear.  And lots of the
devices around us have them.  Absolutely silent?  Are you saying there
is no other sound in your bedroom for this thing to compete with -- no
central air, no outside ambient noise?  You've sound-proofed this
room?  Not to be pedantic, but really, these are good suggestions and
the requirement that it just doesn't have a fan might not be possible
at all.  Not for the cost you're hoping for.

You could go out and buy a few thousand cable boxes wholesale from
Motorola with some hardware MPEG2 decoder in them, and probably get
your target per-unit cost way down, because that is the way the cable
company is able to do it.

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