[mythtv-users] koolu frontend
yan at seiner.com
Thu Sep 20 13:32:16 UTC 2007
Bert Van Kets napsal(a):
> James Orr wrote:
>> I'm thinking about separating my backend from my frontend. They are
>> currently combined, but it gets a little noisy sometimes.
>> I found this as a possible frontend ... http://www.koolu.com/
>> I searched the list and was quite surprised not to get any hits as it
>> even has a mythtv frontend running in the product demo video.
>> Obviously this box won't have the horse-power for playing back HD, but
>> that is not a concern for me at the moment, or indeed for the
>> forseeable future.
>> Is anybody using one of these? The one downside I see is that I use
>> MythDVD as my main DVD player, and this obviously does not have a DVD
>> player in it. I could use an external USB DVD player, does anybody
>> know how well those work under Linux?
They work really well. Most have an annoying whiny cooling fan,
though. I use a Plextor laptop one which is completely silent.
> If you don't need DVD player support, there is a nice and cheaper
> Check out this alternative from Hauppage :
> Detailed info in putting Linux on that box here : http://www.mvpmc.org/
Unfortunately the MediaMVP doesn't have VGA or DVI output....
And the koolu doesn't have DVI. I might buy a few of the koolu boxes
for other uses for work (embedded network app type of thing for doing
remote backup) so if I get the OK to buy them I'll post a report.
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