[mythtv-users] help needed speccing out small silent frontend.

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Wed Jul 7 17:14:37 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 10:39:23AM -0400, Ryan Duffy wrote:
> >> I'd like some ideas for a small silent low-power frontend, if anyone
> >> has any experience they'd like to share.
> >
> >See .signature.
> >
> >-- 
> >MythTV FAQ Q: "Cheap frontend/backend?" A: Revo, $200-300 @ Newegg
> >Q: "Record HD cable/satellite?" A: Hauppauge HD-PVR, $200 @ Newegg
> >Q: "Can't change Live TV channels w/multirec!" A: Hit NEXTCARD key
> >More answers @ <URL:http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/> 
> Hmmm, I had already discounted the Revo due to reports that the CPU is very slow (compared with an i3 at least) and that the fan can be very noisy. I tend to watch TV with the volume fairly low and really want my PC to be as close to silent as possible, which ideally means no fans, or fans that run slowly and hence very very quietly. 

Unless you are planning on watching Hulu or something similar, the speed of
the CPU doesn't really matter. The key thing is how well the GPU supports the
kind of video you're planning on playing.


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