[mythtv-users] Mac Mini or PS3 best for 1080p FE

Greg Lake greg12866 at nycap.rr.com
Fri Jun 13 14:59:06 UTC 2008

Mark J. Scheller wrote:
> I'm taking the plunge to HD.  In planning out my new system, I'm 
> trying to decide between using the PS3 or a Mac Mini for a Myth FE.  
> My installer has suggested the PS3 for a Blu-Ray player, being an 
> inexpensive option for watching Blu-Ray movies, and I thought about 
> using the PS3 for a FE as well.
> My research shows that the PS3 as a Myth FE seems to be fairly 
> difficult and clunky at best.  The Mac Mini seems a much better 
> proposition, but won't give me the ability to play Blu-Ray DVDs.
> Am I better off getting both?  Then I can leave the PS3 off unless 
> watching a movie (or playing a game) and save on its large power draw!
> -- 
> [MjS]
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I think if you do a search in the Mythtv list you will find out that the 
PS3 is power hungry..I seen a post earlier  that said it draws over 200 
watts at idle... You can find the thread at:

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