[mythtv-users] Alternative to Mac Mini?

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Tue Jul 27 02:35:58 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 08:24:38AM -0700, David Lasker wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 11:15 AM, Ken Mandelberg <km [at] mathcs> wrote:
> > In another thread it was suggested that the Mac Mini was overpriced as a 
> > Myth frontend/backend. I want something with a similar footprint.
> >
> > The atom/ion2 boxes won't do. As a backend I need firewire to get input
> from 
> > a cablebox and the boxes I've seen don't have it. I also want enough cpu
> to 
> > do efficient commercial marking, and the atom's are too slow. 
> > 
> > Is there really a box with similar size to a Mac Mini that is at least a 
> > core2/nivida and cheaper (or more powerful).
> If you are willing to go for a slightly larger case, and are up to the
> challenge, then I would recommend you build your own.

    There are C2D + nv9x00 based systems sold by Linux system vendors
like System76.


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