[mythtv-users] General purpose frontend for 300 bucks?
kevin at familyross.net
Mon Nov 23 00:45:50 UTC 2009
Nick Rout wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 12:51 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
>> On Sunday 22 November 2009 16:43:45 Nick Rout wrote:
>>>> What about the Revo:
>>>> $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.
>> I'm aware of no SPDIF, but reviewers have said they can get audio out of the
>> HDMI port, which would imply digital audio. Of course you have to be careful
>> of N/E's reiewers.
>> Even if it were limited to analog audio, I still think it's a good deal for
>> the money, and as you say, it's got to be good for *something* :-) A
>> secondary "bedroom" frontend, that might not want digital audio, for $200
>> seems quite reasonable to me.
> <rant>Pity the poor kiwi, can't get the revo here except on the odd
> auction site:
> According to my bank $200US=$260.04NZ. The kiwi has been strong
> against the greenback for quite some time too.
> The only revo for sale on our biggest auction house:
> $620.00 starting bid and thats second hand!!!
> I guess they are probably made in Asia, so both US and Kiwi retailers
> have to freight them in. We simply get ripped off here.
There are sellers on ebay.com selling them for a reasonable price, that
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