[mythtv-users] Is the Acer Revo still the best frontend?
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Nov 9 17:48:37 UTC 2010
On 11/09/2010 11:12 AM, Jarod Wilson wrote:
> Apple Mac Mini + Broadcom Crystal HD then. Latest flash player
> actually offloads to the crystalhd reasonably well, though its not yet
> 100% stable. Or Apple Mac Mini w/nVidia graphics running Mac OS X,
> where there's decode offload to the GPU.
Of course, with the software scaling and compositing in Flash, you're
fixing the 5% problem and leaving the 95% problem with the CrystalHD. :)
That said, a modern Mac Mini with appropriately-chosen CPU and
VDPAU-compatible NVIDIA GPU is a great frontend system.
Yeah, you can *choose* to buy an under-spec'ed Mac Mini. But you can
/not/ choose to buy a sufficiently-spec'ed Atom-based system.
Or, for those who don't want to pay Apple prices, there are other ways
to get the same benefits as the Mac Mini for cheaper.
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