[mythtv-users] need help with decision: replace bad parts or buy appleTV

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Mon Jun 16 03:35:06 UTC 2008

On Jun 15, 2008, at 4:58 PM, Josh White wrote:

> Hello all,
> One of my frontends is no longer working as I wish, and I've decided  
> to repair/replace it.  My current setup is all SD, analog Cable  
> based, but I plan to upgrade to HD soon (I was planning to upgrade  
> my frontend at that time, but my hardware didn't last as long as I  
> wanted it to).


> Right now, I've narrowed my choices either to replace the parts I  
> need to replace in my current frontend to make it work (new  
> motherboard, hard drive, cpu...I have memory, case, powersupply,  
> etc) or buy an apple TV, which will cost me about $20 more.
> Please, I'd just like to get another set of eyes to look at the  
> options I've put fourth, and I'd like to hear if anyone has been  
> happy/unhappy with any similar parts, etc.

Finances aside, also please consider the tiny form factor and VERY low  
noise of the AppleTV. Also compare the power consumption of the  
AppleTV over your other solution. You just might save yourself some  
cash in the long run there.


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