[mythtv-users] Revo 1600 looks even better now

Greg Oliver oliver.greg at gmail.com
Mon Feb 22 16:24:40 UTC 2010

On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 10:18 AM, Paul Bender <pebender at san.rr.com> wrote:
> 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.

Cool - Thanks!

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