[mythtv-users] For HD Myth users, what is/was your cost?

Steve Peters - Priority Electronics steve at priorityelectronics.com
Tue Nov 24 18:03:59 UTC 2009

Yeechang Lee wrote:
> Jim Morton <Jim at Morton.hrcoxmail.com> says:
>> I didn't enter into this project trying to save money. I found the
>> best components I could and then evaluated the price/performance and
>> generally speaking bought premium stuff. I could probably have
>> trimmed off quite a bit if I had built an economy system.
> This is the key. Making "save money" the priority when building a
> MythTV setup usually results in spending more money down the road than
> otherwise, from dissatisfaction with the results.
> (<URL:http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/176328#176328>)
> Seek quality at a reasonable price and you will get quality results.
> The converse holds true as well. You are welcome to build a MythTV box
> out of the junk in your closet and, if it meets your needs,
> congratulations. But in this day and age of $30 VDPAU video cards and
> $200 Ion+VDPAU frontends there is no excuse to do so and then complain
> to the list that HD playback isn't perfect.
Well, if you want to start out super cheap, there is a deal today for an 
atom board and cpu along with an nvidia 8400 256mb for $72 after rebate 
at newegg:


This might be a good deal to get your feet wet. If it's not powerful 
enough for you, you could always use it as a nice little frontend.


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