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

JEDIDIAH jedi at mishnet.org
Tue Nov 10 19:24:37 UTC 2009

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 09:56:26AM +0000, Steve Hill wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Nov 2009, Richard Morton wrote:
>> I know the dual core isn't fanless (single core is as standard I
>> understand) at least on the zotac boards; but I am looking for a
>> completely silent solution to replace my SP13000 at some point...
> The boards I've looked at are the Asus and Point-Of-View Atom 330 ones -  
> the Asus one has a 6000rpm fan (that's going to be noisy... and Tom's  
> Hardware agrees); the POV board has an "optional" fan, which basically  
> equates to: you may or may not need it, depending on the case you buy.
> My other option is something like an Acer Revo.
>> From what I can tell, all these options are basically going to be a 
> similar price.  The Revo comes with a hard drive, but I'm not interested  
> in that - I intend to boot it off the network, however it doesn't have a  
> DVD drive and since I use Myth as my DVD player that is essential (I  
> could use an external drive but that's a bit more messy).
> A few questions for people with any of this hardware:
> 1. Does it support PXE network booting, or am I going to need a small  
> flash drive for the kernel?  (The Asus board at least has an "LAN option  
> ROM" enable option in the BIOS which implies that it will do PXE).
> 2. How fast does it POST?  One of my old frontend's biggest let downs was 

    Very fast. I've never timed it. However, my Asrock 330's POST very quickly
and complete the entire boot process pretty quickly. The slow POST time on the
mini's was a real annoyance and both my IONs (asrock, revo) are much better.


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