[mythtv-users] Recomendations for FE/BE case in the UK?

Mike Dent mcdent at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 10:41:43 UTC 2009

2009/11/16 Greg Cope <gregcope at gmail.com>:
> 2009/11/16 Mike Dent <mcdent at gmail.com>:
>> Greg, I've seen a lot of talk of this recently, maybe a fair amount from you :)
>> One thought I had was to move my existing system to the garage,
>> install 0.22 and use one of
>> these acer boxes as a front end only. This would give me the WAF along
>> with VDPAU, which would be nice.


> My existing system is in the garage.  There is where I would like to
> move the Revo, however the USB tuner does not have a remote cable, the
> IR receiver is on the USB dongle, which poses a challenge to moving
> it.  Soldering iron might have to be use!

You want to move the Revo in to your garage?
Is it noisy? Or is there another reason?
What is the limit on HDMI cable length?

>> Can you tell me where they are available with Linux only, and for
>> £160, seems a good price.
> A few people used ballicom - they were OOS when I wanted mine;
> http://www.ballicom.co.uk/laptops/sub-notebook/acer-revo-3610-atom-330-dual-core-1gb-160gb-linux.p466112.html
>> What USB tuner are you using with it?
> Hauppauge WinTV NOVA-TD Diversity Dual digital freview USB 2.0 TV
> tuner stick.  £40 from amazon last week.  Price changed now :-(
>> How are you controlling channel switching etc?
> The above tuner has a mini remote that uses the same protocol as all my others.
>> Thanks
>> Mike
>>> Greg
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