[mythtv-users] Is this a good system spec?
allen.edwards at oldpaloalto.com
Tue Jun 3 19:08:09 UTC 2008
On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 6:35 AM, Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com>
> On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 9:27 AM, Allen Edwards
> <allen.edwards at oldpaloalto.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 10:08 PM, Justin The Cynical
> > <cynical at penguinness.org> wrote:
> >> Allen Edwards wrote:
> >> *snip*
> >> > ASUS P1-AH2 AMD Socket AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6150 2 x 240Pin GeForce 6150
> >> > Barebone - Retail
> >> Why do these companies insist on putting the digital out in such brain
> >> dead places? Come on, in front of the case??
> > Justin,
> > Thanks for pointing that out. That was just the kind of feedback I was
> > looking for -- some deal killer I overlooked. Having the front cover
> > and the optical coming out of it is not what I am looking for. Now I
> > to start over. Oh well.
> > What do people use for a simple system like I have outlined that does not
> > require cabling in the front?
> > Allen
> why not get a Mac Mini? HDMI output, Optical output, small, fast Core
> 2 Duo processor, remote control, etc.
> the mac rumor mill says they're due for an update soon, so it may make
> sense to wait a bit to see if that happens, but if this is something
> you want right away theres nothing wrong with the current crop (just
> the price should come down some). I'd get a refurb unit through the
> apple store as you can save a bit of money doing that.
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This is no doubt an excellent suggestion but I am afraid I would break out
in hives if I had a MAC in my house. Seriously, I have had PCs so long, I
don't want to learn a new set of problems. I am having enough trouble
learning mythtv. ;^)
So, I am now researching to find something with all the required outputs on
the rear panel. I need:
3) SPDIF, either coax or options
4) L and R audio.
5) USB and KVM
I can't find a barebones system that does this so I am now looking at cases
and MBs. I will post what I find and, as always, am open to suggestions.
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