[mythtv-users] Comments sought on combined FE/BE box spec

Greg Hermsen g.hermy15 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 18:48:41 UTC 2010

On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 12:42 PM, Greg Hermsen <g.hermy15 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 5:03 AM, Michael PARKER <michael.parker at st.com>wrote:
>> All,
>> Firstly, thanks for all your feedback. Much appreciated.
>> In light of the feedback, I'm going to go with the current, single-disk
>> spec., keep an eye on SSD
>> prices and look at splitting out the OS/DB and video at a later date.
>> Cheap, small capacity HDDs
>> would add noise and power and I'm averse to paying 100+ for a 64GB SSD
>> right now.
>> I'm going with the Blu-ray player in the hope that Linux support will
>> improve. If not, I'll swap it
>> with the DVD burner I've currently got in my Windoze desktop.
>> Graphics performance should be adequate for HD playback (the board has the
>> 8300 chipset rather than
>> the 8200) but, again, I'll feel my way. I always have the option of adding
>> a PCIe card at a later
>> date (providing it fits beside the PCI cards and doesn't add too much
>> noise.....)
>> The CPU is overkill - I acknowledge that. But I always buy CPUs that are
>> found wanting as time goes
>> by. The 605e is as much performance as you can currently get in 45W and
>> that performance will be
>> there if I decide to do more stuff on the HTPC than I currently envisage.
>> I'll doubtless be back with problems encountered during the build but, for
>> the time being, I'm
>> pretty confident that any glaring problems have been ironed out.
>> Thanks again,
>> Mike
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> Regarding wireless, it was mentioned that not all chipsets "just work".  I
> think that is becoming less of an issue.  Wireless works well for Schedules
> Direct listing downloads.  It also works well for watching standard def.
> I've tried HD and it did not work well for me.
> If you want to use wireless and you want to allow for more flexibility down
> the road, I'd recommend going the route I did.  I have an old Linksys WRT54G
> router that I flashed with DD-WRT firmware.  After doing so, I configured as
> a bridge.  Then you can just plug your MythBox into the bridge and it thinks
> it is using a wireless connection.  The flexibility this gives you is that
> you could also use the bridge for xbox, playstation, etc.
> The DD-WRT web site shows a database of supported (Linksys and other)
> routers.
>     http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database
> Good luck.
> Greg

Then you can just plug your MythBox into the bridge and it thinks it is
using a WIRED connection.
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