[mythtv-users] New frontend... Atom?

Steve Hill steve at nexusuk.org
Sun Nov 8 11:51:13 UTC 2009

On Sun, 8 Nov 2009, Greg Cope wrote:

> Quite (you can only hear the fan when you have you ear next to it),
> low power; What is not to like?

Quiet is why I was looking at Atom in preference to Core 2 really - there 
doesn't seem to be a lot of difference in price (although I've been 
looking at components rather than complete systems).

I've decided that I basically just need motherboard, cpu, case, PSU, RAM 
and DVD drive - I'm going to run a diskless system booting off the network 
since that cuts down on heat, noise, power consumption and cost and I 
can't really see a good reason for the frontend having a local disk.  DVD 
drive because I use my Myth frontend as a DVD player instead of having a 
separate one.

> I brought it on the assumption that with Nvidia ION it _should_ do HD.

This is what worries me - I've been caught out far too many times by 
buying hardware that _should_ do something, only to discover that it 
doesn't because of lack of driver support, buggy drivers or that support 
for the hardware gets dropped later on.  Quite a few of these instances 
were with nVidia hardware, so I'm really not that inclined to go back... 


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