[mythtv-users] ANN: PlugMyth, a new MythTV distribution for Plug computers

Ma Begaj derliebegott at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 13:22:21 UTC 2010

2010/8/25 Brian J. Murrell <brian at interlinx.bc.ca>:
> On Tue, 2010-08-24 at 22:39 -0600, Tyler T wrote:
>> http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/plugmyth/
> The wiki page says:
>        Traditional PCs consume a lot of power. A Plug computer with
>        2.5" hard drive draws maybe 10 watts, probably 1/10th the power
>        of many traditional PCs ...
> Have you added up the power consumption of all devices needed, including
> external HDDs and Tuners?  I would be interested in what that number is.
> Then, take that number and extrapolate it over time to get your total
> usage in 24h.
> Now compare that to the traditional PC that can be put to sleep (drawing
> only 5 watts, looking at my kilo-watt right now) for probably 18-20 of
> those 24 hours.  It draws about 130 watts running.
> FWIW, my (mostly sleeping) BE has 4 analog and 1 digital tuners
> (configured for 3 multirecs) for a total of 7 possible tuners.  Please
> be sure to account for that many tuners in your comparison.
> How does it compare now?
> b.

still very good because he can still use Plug computer for everything
else in the mean time,
while your BE is sleeping :)

I use my old notebook for SVN, Apache, Postgresql, rtorrent, OpenVPN server..
It consumes <10w because display is turned off and cpu runs on 600MHz.

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