[mythtv-users] Mythtv on PS3

Mark Greenwood fatgerman at ntlworld.com
Sat Jun 7 00:30:26 UTC 2008

> My PS3 draws over 200 watts at idle, more if you ask it to do something. Bit 
> much for a F/E IMHO.
> My PS3 draws over 200 watts at idle, more if you ask it to do something. Bit 
> much for a F/E IMHO.

Yeah good point, it really does throw out some heat too (whatever you do don't try putting it in a cabinet, mine's overheated 4 times already, I've resorted to standing it on the (wooden) floor next to the TV) and the fan is, well not noisy but loud enough to be intrusive I find. Also, since Sony refuse to open up the graphics card you're stuck with no hardware acceleration in linux. I tried ubuntu on mine a while back but it wouldn't even play DivX without stuttering. Shame, because in terms of raw processing power it's the biggest bang-for-the-buck money can buy right now, it's just crippled running anything other than Son'y OS. Might be worth a go if you've got a nice HD TV and some time on your hands, but otherwise I'd forget the idea.


On Friday 06 June 2008 23:56:34 Brian Wood wrote:
> On Friday 06 June 2008 13:36:18 Johnny Russ wrote:
> > > > I just saw this today on dual-booting a PS3 with Ubuntu:
> > > > http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/how_to/4263321.html
> > > >
> > > > I might now have a wife-acceptable reason to acquire a PS3 if it can
> > > > be used as a frontend.
> > >
> > > nice.  and it will do blu-ray as well (maybe not via myth).  that's
> > > not a bad deal for a blu-ray player...
> >
> > Now you just need to figure out how to explain to your wife why you need a
> > petabyte RAID array to backup all of you blu-ray movies. ;)
> You might also have to explain the "Thank You" notes you will begin to receive 
> from your local power utility, although if you live in a cold climate this 
> might be offset a bit by reduced heating fuel costs.

> beww
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