[mythtv-users] PS3 as FrontEnd

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sun Mar 18 14:27:55 UTC 2007

On Mar 18, 2007, at 8:06 AM, Peter Watkins wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 16, 2007 at 06:08:31PM -0600, Brian Wood wrote:
>> Using the X11 video output, looks like the machine is just plain fast
>> enough to play it without any help from the GPU, not even XV.
>> I will say that I could keep a cup of coffee hot on top of the thing
>> though :-)
> Apparently! According to this site:
>   http://ps3.qj.net/The-PS3-eats-watts-some-power-usage-figures/pg/ 
> 49/aid/74602
> the PS3 uses between 185 and 205 watts when displaying its  
> dashboard or
> playing a game. That's more than my backend server.

That agrees with what my Kill-a-Watt indicates. It hit 210 when  
playing a Blu-Ray disk.
> I'm glad most of my shows are SD, so I can watch nearly anything on  
> either
> my beefy BE or my 3 watt MediaMVP running MVPMC as an alternative  
> Myth FE!

The MVP is really a nice little *quiet* box. Hard to beat for an SD F/E.

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