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

Monkey Pet monkeypet at gmail.com
Fri Jun 13 19:49:58 UTC 2008

On 6/13/08, Mark J. Scheller <mark.j.scheller at gmail.com> 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.

Mini will should do 1080p, but just don't use the mythtv-frontend.  It
has trouble playing back 1080i recordings.  However, VLC will play
them back nicely.  See other threads on this list for details.

> 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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