[mythtv-users] koolu frontend
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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