[mythtv-users] koolu frontend

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Tue Sep 18 18:22:43 UTC 2007

On Sep 18, 2007, at 11:10 AM, James Orr wrote:

> The plan is to move my current frontend/backend to the basement  
> along with the two cable boxes and then run it as a backend only,  
> so I won't need any form of capture device on the new frontend.
> My first mythtv box was a celeron 466, and that was capable of  
> playback and recording at the same time with no problem, but DVD  
> playback stuttered a little.
> However, I just noticed there is no composite or s-video out on the  
> koolu, only VGA, and convertors are expensive enough that it seems  
> more cost effective to look for other solutions.

Lots of people seem to like the XBox as a cheap front-end. It's not  
quiet or tiny, but it gets the job done. For tiny, quiet and  
powerful, the Mac Mini's are a nice option, but not cheap. Seems you  
can only pick two of the following: attractive, cheap, quiet, powerful.

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