[mythtv-users] Why cant we make a STB?

Marc Feldman marc at openivo.com
Thu Feb 5 00:58:27 UTC 2009

On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 7:29 PM, <jarpublic at gmail.com> wrote:

> Also by the time you could complete something like this there will be
> viable alternatives already available in the right price range. The nvidia
> ION platform would fit the bill, and I would bet the price will come into
> the $199 range fairly quickly, especially after there are updates to the
> Atom or Nvidia chips. An ION system could do what you want, but we are
> waiting to see how much they will cost and what form factors they will come
> in.
> be

I am working with the Acer Aspire One as a combined FE/ BE machine.  I think
it will be fine at least for SDTV.  This for a netbook which sells for <300
USD.  It has a nice form factor, is fairly quiet (not silent) .  Also, if
you are traveling, you can just grab it and go as a portable viewer.  I
think the next generation of netbooks may be a great platform for MythTV and

Marc Allan Feldman
Founder, Openivo, Inc.
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