[mythtv-users] install Myth on an off-the-shelf system

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Fri Dec 10 14:12:56 UTC 2010

On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 12:26:26AM -0800, okcancel wrote:
> I need to *remotely* help a non-technical relative setup Myth.
> He will follow basic instructions like point, click, type,
> connect keyboard, mouse, network cable, coax cable, etc.
> But he cannot replace memory, hard disk, etc.
> Once the basic system is up and running, I can login via ssh and vnc and do the rest.
> To begin, we are looking for a Myth system that:
> *  Can be ordered online.

     Take a look at ZaReason. Their Breeze Pro looks promising in this
regard. It can be configured for 2TB of disk space and comes with an
internal tuner option.

> *  Can be used out-of-the WITHOUT adding any more memory, disk, video, etc.
> *  Video port can be VGA or HDMI.
> *  DVD or CD is not required, should be bootable via USB.
> *  No tuner will be installed.
> *  Will connect to a HDHomeRun on the LAN. (So HD channels.)
> *  A remote control is not required.
> *  Has a small footprint, preferably.
> *  If more disk space is required later, we can add a USB drive.
> In other words, the hardware should be good-to-go. Just add Myth.
> Can you recommend such a system (make/model) and the online vendor?

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