[mythtv-users] Revo 1600 looks even better now

Paul Bender pebender at san.rr.com
Mon Feb 22 16:18:27 UTC 2010

On 2/22/2010 7:35 AM, Greg Oliver wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 9:24 AM, Paul Bender<pebender at san.rr.com>  wrote:
>> On 2/22/2010 1:45 AM, Ian Oliver wrote:
>>> In article<201002171203.41153.beww at beww.org>, Brian Wood wrote:
>>>> The included 160 GB HDD seems almost too much for just a frontend, I'm
>>>> wondering if eliminating it by netbooting or using a SSD might allow
>>>> running
>>>> the fan slower.
>>> I'm considering this. I can flog the 4x 160GB disk drives to cover the
>>> up-front
>>> costs of this lot.
>>> Ian
>> I am PXE booting my Acer AspireRevo 3610 and it works fine. The hard drive
>> still has the original Windows 7 image on it. I have not looked into what
>> the fan is doing as it has been quiet enough for the room that it is in.
> I still cannot find a reason to pay for the extra atom core.  AFAICT,
> it is still not powerful enough to do commercial flagging or
> transcoding, and also provides no vdpau increases over the 1600 line.
> Do you see any improvements or capabilities by going with the 3600 series?

The reason that I purchased the 3610 over the 1600 was not for the dual 
core Atom but for everything else. In particular, I wanted the 
additional memory (my root file system is loaded into RAM), and I wanted 
the 802.11n support so that I could experiment with adding WiFi support 
to MiniMyth (with local boot).

I cannot say whether or not there are improvements as I do not have a 1600.

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