[mythtv-users] Inexpensive, preassembled, VDPAU-friendly frontends

Yeechang Lee ylee at pobox.com
Mon Dec 1 04:58:54 UTC 2008

Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> says:
> What we need is a machine with an atom processor and an nvidia onboard
> chip.

I mentioned Atom in my original message as an example only; the CPU
itself doesn't matter so much to me. What does matter is
VDPAU-compliant Nvidia video and a DVI port.

I wouldn't be surprised if in the next three to six months a netbook
shows up with both features and, quite serendipitously, becomes an
ideal super-compact, low-power, prebuilt MythTV HD frontend. Even more
likely is some $200-300 small form-factor desktop PC from Dell, HP, or
whoever that also meets these requirements, with greater

Frontend:		P4 3.0GHz, 1.5TB software RAID 5 array
Backend:		Quad-core Xeon 1.6GHz, 6.6TB sw RAID 6
Video inputs:		Four high-definition over FireWire/OTA
Accessories:		47" 1080p LCD, 5.1 digital, and MX-600

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