[mythtv-users] Proposed future power saving networked configuration (0.22 in mind)

Ben Coleman arrikhan_mail at yahoo.com.au
Wed Feb 18 08:37:35 UTC 2009

Chris Pinkham wrote:
> When I move my M179 cards out of my master, I intend on moving the
> HDHR to the master for now, but I want to eventually just hang that
> off the fileserver on a dedicated nic.  This means I intend on looking at
> changes to the backend to make a tuner-less master backend an officially
> supported configuration.
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> Chris
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What are the major benefits are a tuner-less master backend? I am curious...

Has anyone calculated how much power you'd actually be saving setting up 
multiple PC's being started/shutdown every day? ...as compared to 
powering tuners constantly in a master backend only? I'd be interested 
in the specs.

I see the benefit of allowing you to put a PC closer to an aerial where 
one has limitations around these things...  and don't want it to be the 
FE for noise considerations, but I can't see how you save power by 
multiple shutdown/startup sequences. I think people just want a use for 
lots of small PC's they have stacked in the garage around the house :)

I'd hate to have to upgrade everything as well .. I don't think Myth 
supports a lower or higher version of myth at the frontend than the 
backend for example which is a shame.


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