[mythtv-users] HD thin client?

Brad Fuller bradallenfuller at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 18:17:37 UTC 2008

On Jan 30, 2008 10:12 AM, Scott D. Davilla <davilla at 4pi.com> wrote:

> I agree, the AppleTV has all the correct hardware bit to handle 1080i
> HD mpeg2 hardware decode, getting there in a 100% reliable solution
> is another story. It's so close, the AppleTV is my bone and since I
> seem to be the primary linux developer for it, I'm determined to
> resolve the issues.
> However, if I were just looking for a small, silent front end, I
> would just buy another 2GHz MacMini and be done with it. Small silent
> yet very fast with the 2GHz Core2 Duo and it has no problem with
> software decode of 1080i mpeg2 content.
> It has everything you need for a mythfrontend, video, audio and IR.
> Plus you can choose to run OSX and FrontRow (with the new MythTV
> launcher which is great) or run linux and the standard mythfrontend
> bits. Or with the work being done regarding Myth on windows, install
> WinXP and run a mythfront end that way.

you can buy two Apple TVs for one MacMini, though.

Brad Fuller

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