[mythtv-users] General purpose frontend for 300 bucks?

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Sun Nov 22 23:43:45 UTC 2009

On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 12:33 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Sunday 22 November 2009 16:21:13 Jason Weida wrote:
>> Any reason
>> this<http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856173001&cm_re=
>>ion_330-_-56-173-001-_-Product>(Zotac MAG HD-ND01) is not a perfect general
>> purpose frontend?  I'm assuming that Flash 10.1 will give me reasonable GPU
>> accelerated YouTube/Hulu playback right now, but I don't currently have any
>> ION systems to test with.  No OS installed, just the hardware in an
>> attractive package.  Not available to order today, so I'm signed up to be
>> notified.

Actually should have said, I saw a thread recently which indicated
that hardware accel for flash for Linux was not available yet.

>> I *almost* ordered
>> this<http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856158007&cm_re=
>>ion_330-_-56-158-007-_-Product>(ASROCK ION 330) for 50 bucks more and
>> stumbled upon this guy.  I think the Zotac would be worth the wait.
> What about the Revo:
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883103228&cm_re=revo-_-83-103-228-_-Product
> $100 less. Granted it has the ION-LE, but folks seem to think that will work
> OK, and there have been some posts here that seem to indicate the Revo will
> work well as a F/E only.
> I'm real close to ordering one, realizing that $200 is not all that much to
> lose if things don't work out.

Well it'll be usable for SOMETHING, and eBay will reimburse you some
cost if it doesn't work.

IIRC the revo lacks spdif, which may or may not be a consideration.

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